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Teamwork Lessons from Google

Co-founders of Google Larry Page and Sergey Brin started their search back in September 1998 as a simple college project.

Fathers of Google teamed-up together to create a product that now called the most popular brand in the world.
Since then, the company has grown to about 25,000 employees worldwide.
In 2007 Fortune Magazine named Google the # 1 employer in their famous annual rating of 100 Best Companies to Work For.
Here are some teamwork lessons from Google anybody can learn from the most famous company in the world.

Google quotes about teamwork

Larry Page talks about teamwork: “We are focused on providing an environment where talented, hard working people are rewarded for their contributions to Google and for making the world a better place”.
Teamwork is being emphasized at Google a lot. Google values teamwork, innovation and creativity.
Describing their company, Google says “..even as we continue to grow, we’re committed to retaining a small-company feel.”

“[Google] is only ten years old, and it is a “big” company now. Yet it functions like a small company. People sit together, cross functional teams, and each group is holistically responsible for getting stuff done.”, – shares his experience in Google Avinash Kaushik

“I think of a small idea and collaborate with the team and BAM they make it a reality”, says Avinash Kaushik.

“Appreciation is the best motivation, so we’ve created a fun and inspiring workspace you’ll be glad to be a part of, including on-site doctor; massage and yoga; professional development opportunities; shoreline running trails; and plenty of snacks to get you through the day.” – this is not nearly full list of all benefits Google offer to their employees. Among others is free transportation to work, dogs allowed policy, child care place on-site, extensive money bonuses, maternity and even 1-month paternity leave and “There is such a thing as a free lunch after all.” All this perks create loyal employees who is greatly appreciated to work for Google. In fact, some say that Google payed millions to few employees so they won’t leave Google for Twitter.
“We don’t just want you to have a great job. We want you to have a great life. We provide you with everything you need to be productive and happy on and off the clock.”

This is what Google thinks when it comes to hiring new employees:

“Google is organized around the ability to attract and leverage the talent of exceptional technologists and business people. We have been lucky to recruit many creative, principled, and hard-working stars. That what makes you potential Google material.”

“Chances are you have a good idea of where you want to go in life. At Google, we’ve designed a culture that helps you get there”, – Google promises

“Our consistency comes from our Googlers – smart, amazing people who foster an environment of collaboration and fun.”

Talking about innovations, Page says: “Always deliver more than expected”. “Google does not accept being the best as an endpoint, but a starting point.” “We try to make more and more stuff available to people” says Larry Page.

“The work is never done.” “I don’t want to be too complacent”, – Larry Page

“Innovation is our bloodline”.

“We try to, when you come to Google, fulfill that need that you have as quickly as possible.”

7 comments on Teamwork Lessons from Google

  1. Maverick says:

    Great hmamer of Thor, that is powerfully helpful!

    • Adebayo says:

      I did some sinopong around, and found out that Google had bought Trendalyzer. I mentioned this to a couple of web analytics colleagues over lunch one day, and, the next thing I knew, one of them was pointing out that Avinash Kaushik had noted how he works 10 meters away from Rosling at Google (see #6). So, apparently Google bought Rosling along with his technology!I am admittedly a bit in awe of Rosling. It?s not just that he?s an incredibly sharp, passionate individual. It?s that he actually came up with a way to effectively represent 4 dimensions of data in a meaningful way. By illustrating time?using time?what he does is both simple and powerful.

  2. audrey says:

    trying 2 wright an essay this isnt exactly helpful

    • Vasiti says:

      Hi Sjouke,You are atbelusoly right. It is not possible in every organization to introduce the 20% strategy. Therefore, I tried to stress out in my blogpost that the most important aspects are the culture and work philosophy. To stimulate effective bottom-up innovation it is critical to create an environment where employees can easily walk into the office of other employees for feedback and advice.Furthermore, a company can also actively try to get into a positive viscious circle. By actively pursuing innovation, Google is seen as an innovative company, which in its turn will probably attract higher educated or at least more creative employees, whom in their turn are more likely to come up with new successful products and services, etc. In the end indeed it comes down to creating a culture where innovation and risk taking is rewarded; which emphasizes the point that innovation needs to be done by everybody in the company and not just a small innovation team’.

  3. admin says:

    Audrey, let me know how I can help you with your research.

    • Dado says:

      It sundos great. However, this 20% strategy will only work when everything is perfect. That is:1. You need to be working in an environment where money is easily earned: Guess what your boss will say if you work in a call center and say hey, I want to spend a day a week at .’2. you need to have higher than average intelligent collaegues who are willing and able to think out of the box. In my experience, this attitude is rare.3. You also need to be working at a company who rewards a certain amount of risk taking’, the larger the company the smaller the chance that is approved. From this point of view, the idea of Edgar Wintzen that is soon as a company gets bigger than 100employees, it should be spit, holds some value.

      • Daniel says:

        “You’re going down Homer, I’m gonna fool you.”-“You talk better then you fool.””I’ll fool you up real nice.”-“You locudn’t fool your mother on the foolingist day of your life if you had an electricfied fooling machine.”

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