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PROJECT REPORT
ON
Work culture at Google

Submitted To:- Times Business School

Guided By:- Toral Mam.

Submitted By:- Mohit Upadhyay
Roll no:-2516
Course:-MBA
Sem:-1
st
(2011-13)

Objective Is to Know and Learn the work culture oI the google.





Summery

%e Google culture
%oug Google ,8 grown , lot 8nce t opened n 1998, we 8tll m,nt,n , 8m,ll comp,ny
feel.
At lunctme, ,lmo8t everyone e,t8 n te offce c,fe, 8ttng ,t w,tever t,-le ,8 ,n openng
,nd enjoyng conver8,ton8 wt Googler8 from dfferent te,m8. Our commtment to
nnov,ton depend8 on everyone -eng comfort,-le 8,rng de,8 ,nd opnon8. Every
employee 8 , ,nd8on contr-utor, ,nd everyone we,r8 8ever,l ,t8. Bec,u8e we -eleve
t,t e,c Googler 8 ,n equ,lly mport,nt p,rt of our 8ucce88, no one e8t,te8 to po8e
que8ton8 drectly to L,rry or Sergey n our weekly ,ll,nd8 ("%GÌF¨) meetng8 ÷ or 8pke ,
volley-,ll ,cro88 te net ,t , corpor,te offcer.
We ,re ,ggre88vely nclu8ve n our rng, ,nd we f,vor ,-lty over experence. We ,ve
offce8 ,round te world ,nd dozen8 of l,ngu,ge8 ,re 8poken -y Google 8t,ffer8, from
%urk8 to %elugu. %e re8ult 8 , te,m t,t reflect8 te glo-,l ,udence Google 8erve8. Wen
not ,t work, Googler8 pur8ue ntere8t8 from cro88country cyclng to wne t,8tng, from flyng
to fr8-ee.
A8 we contnue to grow, we ,re ,lw,y8 lookng for to8e wo 8,re , commtment to cre,tng
8e,rc perfecton ,nd ,vng , gre,t tme dong t.
A-out our offce8
Our corpor,te e,dqu,rter8, fondly nckn,med te Google plex, 8 loc,ted n Mount,n Vew,
C,lforn,. %od,y t'8 one of our m,ny offce8 ,round te glo-e. Wle our offce8 ,re not
dentc,l, tey tend to 8,re 8ome e88ent,l element8. Here ,re , few tng8 you mgt 8ee n
, Google work8p,ce:
O Loc,l expre88on8 of e,c loc,ton, from , mur,l n Bueno8 Are8 to 8k gondol,8 n
Zurc, 8owc,8ng e,c offce'8 regon ,nd per8on,lty.
O Bcycle8 or 8cooter8 for effcent tr,vel -etween meetng8 dog8 l,v, l,mp8 m,88,ge
c,r8 l,rge nfl,t,-le -,ll8.
O Googler8 8,rng cu-e8, yurt8 ,nd uddle room8 ÷ ,nd very few 8olo offce8.
O L,ptop8 everywere ÷ 8t,nd,rd 88ue for mo-le codng, em,l on te go ,nd note
t,kng.
O Foo8-,ll, pool t,-le8, volley-,ll court8, ,88orted vdeo g,me8, p,no8, png pong
t,-le8, ,nd gym8 t,t offer yog, ,nd d,nce cl,88e8.
O Gr,88root8 employee group8 for ,ll ntere8t8, lke medt,ton, flm, wne t,8tng ,nd
8,l8, d,ncng.
O He,lty lunce8 ,nd dnner8 for ,ll 8t,ff ,t , v,rety of c,fé8.
O Bre,k room8 p,cked wt , v,rety of 8n,ck8 ,nd drnk8 to keep Googler8 gong.


WCkk CUL1UkL
"CoIIaborate (CIan)" CuIture:
An open ,nd frendly pl,ce to work were people 8,re , lot of tem8elve8. Ìt 8 lke ,n
extended f,mly. Le,der8 ,re con8dered to -e mentor8 or even p,rent,l fgure8. Group
loy,lty ,nd 8en8e of tr,dton ,re 8trong. %ere 8 ,n emp,88 on te longterm -eneft8 of
um,n re8ource8 development ,nd gre,t mport,nce 8 gven to group coe8on.%ere 8 ,
8trong concern for people. %e org,nz,ton pl,ce8 , premum onte,mwork, p,rtcp,ton, ,nd
con8en8u8.

"Create (Adhocracy)" CuIture
A dyn,mc, entrepreneur,l, ,nd cre,tve pl,ce to work. Ìnnov,ton ,nd r8kt,kng ,re
em-r,ced -y employee8 ,nd le,der8. A commtment to experment,ton ,nd tnkng
dfferently ,re w,t unfy te org,nz,ton. %ey 8trve to -e on te le,dng edge. %e long
term emp,88 8 on growt ,nd ,cqurng new re8ource8. Succe88 me,n8 g,nng unque
,nd new product8 or 8ervce8. Beng ,n ndu8try le,der 8 mport,nt. Ìndvdu,l nt,tve ,nd
freedom ,re encour,ged.

"ControI (Hierarchy)" CuIture
A gly 8tructured ,nd form,l pl,ce to work. Rule8 ,nd procedure8 govern -e,vor. Le,der8
8trve to -e good coordn,tor8 ,nd org,nzer8 wo ,re effcencymnded. M,nt,nng ,
8mootrunnng org,nz,ton 8 mo8t crtc,l. Form,l polce8 ,re w,t old te group togeter.
St,-lty, perform,nce, ,nd effcent oper,ton8 ,re te longterm go,l8. Succe88 me,n8
depend,-le delvery, 8moot 8cedulng, ,nd low co8t. M,n,gement w,nt8 8ecurty ,nd
predct,-lty.

"Compete (Market)" CuIture
A re8ult8drven org,nz,ton focu8ed on jo- completon. People ,re compettve ,nd go,l
orented. Le,der8 ,re dem,ndng, ,rddrvng, ,nd productve.%e emp,88 on wnnng
unfe8 te org,nz,ton. Reput,ton ,nd 8ucce88 ,re common concern8. Longterm focu8 8
on compettve ,cton ,nd ,cevement of me,8ur,-le go,l8 ,nd t,rget8. Suce88 me,n8
m,rket 8,re ,nd penetr,ton. Compettve prcng ,nd m,rket le,der8p ,re mport,nt.











ÇULS1ICN AND ANSWLk
Çues 1ť Ŵ Do you th|nk the work env|ronment at goog|e wou|d
compe| emp|oyees to g|ve the|r best? Lxp|a|n the reasons?
Ans ť Ŵ yesţ Lhe work envlronmenL aL google would compel employee Lo glve Lhelr
besLţ because ln google Lhe work envlronmenL ls dlfferenL Lhan Lhe oLher companles
llkeť
lunny llLLle worldť lL means Lhe employee ls a human belng has a personallLy of fun
lovlngţ warm and upLlghLŦ lf you requlre a docLor's vlslLţ Lhe offlce ls [usL down Lhe
hallţ or lf your car ls looklng ugly you can washed ln Lhe parklng loLŦ Cr you can wash
your cloLhs Lo laundry aL Lhe onslLe laundryŦ
Work can be funť google can also creaLe many soclal gaLherlng for employeeţ such as
1Cl (1ronsforminq 6rowth loctor% open meeLlng and a Lwlce weekly ouLdoor roller
hockey gameţ Lhey have common lobblesţ cafesţ and so on brlng sLaffers lnLo close
conLracL wlLh each oLher
Çues 2ť Ŵ Are these any spec|f|c reason why other compan|es
are not ab|e to emu|ate goog|e's exper|ment and convert
work |nto fun? If yesţ prov|de examp|es and [ust|fy your
answer?
Ansť Ŵ

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