Running Head: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR & COMMUNICATION
Organizational Behavior And Communication Paper
University of Phoenix
June 9th, 2013
Google is an American multinational corporation that specializes in internet-related products. Their mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. (Stross, Randall, 2008) Google is committed to hiring people who are smart and determined, and favor ability over experience. Google employees (Googlers) hail from all walks of life and speak dozens of languages, and share common goals. Google headquarters is a corporate campus with a college like atmosphere that is relaxed and laid back. The college like atmosphere promotes an innovative culture that encourages employees to be creative and productive. Each employee is expected to be a hands-on contributor that feels comfortable sharing ideas and opinions. The communication within the company is deeply rooted in its culture. Google’s physical environment is designed to promote communication throughout the company. Everything about the physical design of the company is connected to communication and its culture. Vice President of Google’s Real Estate and Workplace Services said “ Casual collisions is what we try and create in the work environment. You can’t schedule innovation, you can’t schedule idea generation and so when we think of our facilities around the world we’re really looking for little opportunities for engineers or for creative people to come together.” (Stross, Randall, 2008) Some of the rooms that have been created for Google employees include ski gondolas, pub-like meeting rooms, sidewalk café’s, nap pods. Hundreds of bikes and scooters are available for employees to make it easier to travel around the campus. Laptops and internet access are located almost everywhere around the campus so that employees are able to work in any kind of setting. Google also has purposely created very few...
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