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Best Buy Co. said Monday it has ended its program that allowed corporate employees to control their schedules and how often they showed up at the company's Richfield headquarters.

Known as Results Only Work Environment (ROWE), the company evaluated employees solely on performance versus time worked and office attendance. Employees worked when they wanted and wherever they wanted just as long as they got the job done.

Now most corporate employees will work the traditional 40-hour week, though managers still have discretion to accommodate some workers. ROWE, which the company launched in 2005

Milestone AV Technologies earlier this month held a grand opening of its new headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minn. The headquarters is 85,000 square feet, and represents a renovation of an existing building. 


1 1 Dell 37.43 B 36.28 B 3.17 37.43 B 36.28 B 1 N/A 1 Dell Way Round Rock, TX 78682 512-338-4400 www.dell.com Michael Dell Public, EO (MO/Web) 2 2 Best Buy 22.48 B 19.45 B 15.58 29.97 B 26.65 B 858 742 7601 Penn Ave. South Richfield, MN 55423 612-291-1000 www.bestbuy.com Bradbury H. Anderson Public, ATVM (+Web) 3 3 Wal-Mart 23.49 B 21.68 B 1.81 234.87 B 216.77 B 3,689 3,461 702 SW Eighth St. Bentonville, AR 72716 479-273-4000 www.walmartstores.com H. Lee Scott Jr. Public, MM (+Web) 4 4 Circuit City 11.93 B 10.79 B 10.56 11.93 B 10.79 B 653 631 9950 Maryland Dr. Richmond, VA 23233 804-527-4000 www.circuitcity.com Philip J. Schoonover Public, EO (+Web) 5 5 Staples 8.1 B 7.23 B 12.03 15.41 B 13.85 B 1,576 1,491 500 Staples

Manage retail remotely by adding Big Brother to the payroll It may not always have the best connotation attached, but the concept of an omniscient presence within any business, vis-à-vis "Big Brother," means that less manpower can conceivably cover more territory. A Big Brother-like solution has recently found its way into the world of retail management thanks to Appleton, Wis.-based Sovus Media, a company that has taken the idea of audio and video monitoring to a new level with its Digital Assistance solution. According to Sovus, Digital Assistance allows retailers to literally manage multiple store locations remotely in real time—from anywhere in the

They work hard; most play hard, but all are making a difference within their companies and beyond. They're the Dealerscope 40 Under 40 -- 40 men and women already recognized for their achievements early in their careers. Dealerscope is proud to introduce this year's 40 Under 40 profiles, representing the industry's best and brightest. Compiled by the Dealerscope Staff Nasser Abo Abdo President, Audiobahn, Inc., Buena Park, Calif. Age: 35 First industry job: In retail, at Stereo Center in Santa Ana, CA, 1981 Career history: Nasser was at Stereo Center for two years and in 1984 started his own retail store, Pacific Stereo. By

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