The Organizational Behavior of Google Inc.
“To organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful,” this is the mission of Google Incorporated. Google maintains that it is a large growing company that maintains a small company feel. The culture at Google is very open and inspiring of creativity and inclusion, which is demonstrated through the accessibility of everyone including the Chief Executive Officers. Value is placed on every employee’s input as the company’s continued innovation “depends on the ability of everyone being comfortable sharing ideas and opinions.” Employee job descriptions are not limited to the duties of just that position. Employees receive what Google calls “Innovation Time Off,” in which they dedicate 20% of work time to working on projects of interest to them. This utilization of this policy is how many of Google’s new products were created. Google incorporates the values that it wants the world to share in through the methods in which they make resources available to their employees which allows them to be inspired and creative on a whim. Google aims to make information accessible at anytime in any place. They incorporate this in the workplace by having writable surfaces throughout offices to which enable jotting down ideas, laptops everywhere for mobile coding or whatever, and Googler sharing cubes and rooms to enable the exchanging of information. Google allows employees to have fun by incorporating extracurricular activities such as foosball, pool tables, volleyball courts, video games, pianos, ping pong tables, and gyms that offer yoga and dance classes, available for use during the workday. An organization’s culture is crucial to determining how communication flows both internally as well as externally. Communication is the driving force behind any organization. Effective communication is the vehicle for moving a company to achieve its goals. The culture of an organization sets the standard that it...
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