Google, The, And Decision Making Essay

1152 Words Aug 14th, 2014 5 Pages
Introduction Google is one of the most successful companies in the world. It was founded in 1996 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Initially it was just a research project; however, in 1998 Google received $1 million from investors and it became a company. Today the company business is focusing on areas such as search, advertising, operating systems and platforms, enterprise and hardware products. Through the analysis of the case our group could identify some aspects that Google is facing: stress, motivation and decision making. Such aspects can contribute positively or negatively to the company’s environment. Stress As a company that work with new technologies, Google’s work environment is based on constant innovation. Google engineers are often induced to develop new technologies and, as source of inspiration, they must analyze the customer’s needs. However, these needs can change depending on the culture backgrounds (varying over countries) and over the time (varying according to life changes). In order to supply people needs, Google’s employees must have a sense of self-adaptation and this need requires creativity and hard work. As a way to evaluate its employees, Google has a process of performance review called 360-degree review program (B. Groysberg, D.A. Thomas and A.B. Wagonfeld, 2011). This program happens once or twice a year and it has the participation of all employees. Managers, peers and even…

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