Poll: Does your workplace value face time or results? Plus what’s on Friday

9:00 On the Friday Roundtable, our panelists will discuss the tactics being used by special interest groups to influence state legislative races, the value of the suburban voter and the fall of Lance Armstrong.

Our guests are Patricia Lopez, political editor for the Star Tribune, Nate Garvis, founder of Naked Civics, and David Cazares, distribution editor for MPR News.

10:00 American’s put in some of the longest hours at work in the world, yet our productivity levels are surprisingly low. How can we improve productivity in the office and in our lives, and how can we change a culture that often rewards face time in the office over actual results?

11:00 We take a look at the initiatives on same sex marriage that are on ballots in Maine, Washington state, Maryland and Minnesota.

  • Me

    My old job didn’t so much value face time as much as they did billable hours. That’s where the burnout comes into play.

  • Curt

    Perhaps less time would be spent on email if workers (including managers) did not use their company email address for personal communications. Also – Checking personal emal at a personal address may be very over-used.