Google : The Most Successful Information Technology And Web Search Company

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Google is the most successful information technology and web search company in the world. It was founded in 1998 by two Stanford Ph.D. students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. The company name, Google, is a play on the word “googol” which is a mathematical term for the number 1 followed by 100 zeros. Larry Page and Sergey Brin chose this name to reflect the large amount of information on the web. The two created this search engine so that people can find anything on the web all in one place. The company’s mission is “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Now, the company is far more than a search engine website, it has grown to be a substantial collection of products and services that are
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It’s less about the aspiration to be No.1 in the world, and more that we want our employees and future employees to love it here, because that’s what’s going to make us successful” (Smith,2014). Google shows employees they are valued and constantly motivates them in the workplace by creating a culture that fulfills their needs in all aspects. The office design, the management style, policies, and perks/benefits all put the employee first.

Google’s organizational structure is less about control and meeting goals set by the company. The company is more focused on employees meeting the objectives that they have set for themselves. Google takes some aspects of the Laissez Faire style of leadership as all employees are given freedom to create and determine their own deadlines and ideas for projects. The managers act as leaders who encourage and empower the employees. Google’s management style harnesses employee responsibility and self-leadership. All employees set their own specific goals on a quarterly basis. Employees also use their own methods of measuring to evaluate their progress toward their goals. Management acts as overseers to make sure the employees meet their own goals and to help them along the way. Google has some of the most highly skilled, intelligent, and motivated employees therefore this style of leadership is effective because they are capable of accomplishing tasks independently with
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