Google: A Name Derived From “Googol”
As PhD students at Stanford University, Larry Page and Sergy Brin founded Google.com in 1998. Google was incorporated on the Fourth of September 1998. It became a public company and shares were initially offered to the public on the Nineteenth of August 2004. The company headquarters is located in Mountain View, California. Google is one of the several internet/software companies situated in the famous Silicon Valley. The company’s mission is “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”
Based on reading about Google’s corporate culture, I can surmise that Google utilizes a horizontal organizational structure. A couple of statements convey the company’s organizational structure. The website states “It’s really the people that make Google the kind of company it is. We hire people who are smart and determined, and we favor ability over experience.” This exemplifies the importance of each Google employee, or referred to as “Googlers”, as they play an important role towards the company’s success. Google focuses on individuals whose abilities outshine their work experience. This proves that the idea of every Googler matters to the company as every employee “share common goals and visions for the company.”
Also, on the final paragraph in the corporate culture page, it stated “Googlers ask questions directly to Larry, Sergey and other execs about any number of company issues.” This portrays that the company has a minor barrier between Google executives and the Googlers. Google employees can easily contact Google executives and are able to easily address their opinions and concerns about the company. Due to this organizational structure, this improves relationships between the executives and employees since it provides employees the sense of importance and relevance to the company.
The Google company website can be easily navigated. The company’s philosophy page can be easily...
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