Project Oxygen : Do Managers Matter?

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Case Study: Google’s Project Oxygen: Do Managers Matter? MGMT 6351 Fall 2016 By: Lindsey Clark November 20, 2016 Executive Summary I think that the most important aspect that you can take away from this article, and I can say from personal experience, is something that is very important in your job, is the managers and co-workers that you are involved with on an everyday basis. If you have good managers, you are going to like the job a lot more and want to stay there for a long time. If you are not fond of the mangers, or don’t like the work environment that they are operating under, it can make it very hard for you to come to work every day. The overall point of this article was in response to the program that Google created, called Project Oxygen, that’s main initiative is to consistently survey the employees on how their managers are performing, give feedback to those managers, and provide training so that Google is employing the best managers around. Google offers a very good overall package when it comes to how they run their company. Google operated under a “consensus drive” decision making model, which goes along with their original philosophy, to get everyone’s input on a certain situation, have everyone come up with possible solutions, and come to a compromised decision, and not just have one person calling all the shots. To make sure that Google was hiring the best people, they had a rigorous hiring process to make sure they had the top talent in

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