Is Google's unique organization a strength or liability for its innovation?
Google’s Organizational structure
Google is People Culture
Corporate culture by Cameron and Quinn, Handy
Cultural Power (Power Culture).
A source of strength that highlight core control. there are few rules or procedures and competitive atmosphere, oriented on the power, and politically.
Cultural Role (Role Culture).
Work is controlled by the procedures and regulations. Role or job description is more important than the people who fill these positions.
Cultural Support (Support Culture).
The goal is to bring together the right people and let them do the job. Its influence is based more on the strength of the expert rather than personal strength or position.
Cultural People (People Culture).
The individual is the main point, the company is only there to serve individuals in the company. •
Hire people who are smart and diligent
Prefer the ability over experience
Employees share the same goals and vision for the company we accept all people from different backgrounds and with a diversity of languages Employees perform a variety of hobbies, ranging from cycling to beekeeping
Open culture that is often associated with the company longer term goal
Everyone is an active contributor and feel comfortable to share ideas and opinions.
In our weekly mandatory meetings
("TGIF")-not including those via email or in the cafe-Google employees to ask questions directly to Larry, Sergey, and other executives about the company's problems, no matter how many.
Google Culture : Summery
Even with rapid growth and expansion, Google continues to maintain a small company feel
Everyone wears multiple hats with emphasis on innovation and commitment to cost containment
Hiring policy favors ability over experience Google headquarters – Googleplex
– comprises of recreation facility
(workout, massage rooms, video and other games), snack rooms
Most Googlers have high-powered
Linux OS workstations on their desk and three or four staffers share office space with couches and dogs.
Google's culture is very informal.
Corporate virtually invisible hierarchy and employees who do not wear uniforms.
organizational culture on the simple terms of futuristic and selfless thought which is to be shared and followed
in 1998. The founders emphasized that their initial public offering
(IPO) would not change their culture and they would not introduce more rules or change the way things are done in Google to please Wall Street.
Google encourages employee risk taking and innovation.Decisions at
Google are made in teams
Google Culture : Cons
Google, as a company founded by geeky engineers and built on the output of geeky engineers, is composed nearly entirely of said geeky engineers.
Google employee on the whole are not in touch with the real world in any meaningful way. Stereotype of the geek with a superior IQ yet awkward and socially-inept Because of extra services Google provides on their corporate campuses, an employee only needs to leave the corporate campus to sleep.