Dr. Edward Seibert
There is a “culture” within every organization. The culture sets the mood for the types of working environment the company expects from its employees. Google is no exception. They have specific expectations of their employees; however, the working environment established at Google is like on other. Their basic idea for their employees is to always strive for innovation; be it from interns, executives, and everyone in between, all thoughts and ideas that will ultimately improve performance are welcomed.
There are many things that set Google apart from other companies. Larry Page, founder of Google, states “We have a mantra: don't be evil, which is to do the best things we know how for our users, for our customers, for everyone. So I think if we were known for that, it would be a wonderful thing." (Farfan, 2011). The Google team prides itself on their reputation to satisfy their customers. One of the main philosophies at Google is to focus on the user and all else will follow; meaning that Google believes that they must special take care in what they do, because they are ultimately serving you (Google Philosophy, 2011).
Google also has a specific way of going about daily operations. Another motto Google has is you can be serious without a suit. They emphases team achievements (Google Philosophy, 2011). The ability to openly ask questions, or share an idea is not limited to anyone working in any one of the 37 offices Google has around the world. The belief that a great idea can come from anyone, anywhere is the corner stone of the company. This becomes evident during the interview process, when the company selects applicants based on experience as well as educational knowledge.
In addition to all of Google’s innovative advancements, there is one more thing that makes working for Google so unique. All of the offices provide a very informal atmosphere. The main headquarters in California is referred to as the Googleplex. Although each office is different, there are some similarities such as foosball, pool tables, volley ball courts, assorted video games, pianos, ping pong tables, and gyms that offer yoga and dance classes (Google Culture, 2011). Google employees work in what is referred to as a sharing cube, where they are free to share ideas…