The Organizational Culture that Exists Within Google
Google has one of the most interesting organizational cultures. They are not only one of the fastest and most useful web search engines around; they are also one of the top 100 companies to work for according to Fortune (2007). Google strives to have the fastest, most reliable search engine on the web and in order to accomplish this; Google has to hire employees that are the best in their technological field. Google rewards their employee's hard work with an extremely relaxed workplace that encourages creativity through fun activities such as roller hockey and through a casual dress code. Google also encourages their employees to take care of their minds and their bodies by offering them the ability to work out in the gym and get a massage inside the company building. "There is an emphasis on team achievements and pride in individual accomplishments that contribute to the company's overall success" (Google Corporate Information). I really like that Google understands that their employee's have active lives outside of the workplace and they encourage their employees to bring those parts of their lives into the Google employee community. I also really like the fact that they build such loyalty from their employees that many of the employees see each other and the Google management as a family. Google values a commitment to their users in that they strive to give a higher level of service. I personally believe in giving the best service available. It does not matter where you work, if you are dealing with people, you should give them the best experience possible. I want any person that I encounter, either in a work situation or on a personal level, to feel like they are important. I hate when I encounter the random rude person whose job is to help me as a customer. I went to a Wal-Mart a while back with my mother who has a visual impairment. I was teaching her how to use the self-check out when the woman who...
References: Fortune. (2007). 100 Best Companies To Work For 2007. Retrieved on July 11, 2007 from http://www.money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/bestcompanies/2007/snapshots/1.html
Google. (2007). Corporate Information. Retrieved on July 11, 2007 from http://www.google.com/corporate/culture.html
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