The Top Five Companies For Work For, And Employee Performance And Attitudes

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This paper will examine Google’s success, including its consistent inclusion on the “Top Five Companies to Work For” list, Forbe’s, “Top Ethical Companies to Work For,” and employee performance and attitudes. Along with Google’s successes, the paper will also look at what has contributed to its success, perhaps internal factors that could be controlled as well as external factors, which there may have been no control. When we talk about internal influences or factors that Google could control, we will look at the role the founders’ backgrounds, their leadership style, primarily servant and transformational, although there could be more, and the organization’s structure and Board of Directors’ has had on their formation, daily operation,…show more content…
Literature Review In 1995, Larry Page visited Stanford University for a campus tour for doctoral students where Sergey Brin would be his tour guide. Although they did not care for each other much, Page ended up choosing Stanford and ultimately working with Brin on a research project called “The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine” which would later become the foundation of Google. The company was incorporated as a private company in 1998 and was offered as an initial public offering in 2004. A multinational technology company that specializes in internet related products and services, Google has consistently been named world’s best employer, #1 company for which young professionals want to work and the company to beat. From its inception, what has made Google not only unique, but also extremely successful are the internal aspects that Page and Brin could control. Initially, they did not start out trying to form a company or to make money. They simply wanted to find a problem, solve it, and finish their doctoral theses. And that they did! Page had always been annoyed with web pages while at Stanford. He states, “most web pages had links forward which could easily be followed further, but there was no way of knowing backward links to each page. He
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