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What Google Learned From Its Pursuit to Build the Perfect Team

Google embarked on a study to identify the common denominators successful Google teams. After more than 200 interviews of 180+ active Google teams over the course of two years, the results defied their initial expectations. Originally, they thought a dream team would consist of one Rhodes Scholar, two extroverts, one engineer, and a PhD. Surprisingly, Google discovered that who is on a team matters less than how the team members interact, structure their work and view their contributions. Google learned that there are five key dynamics that set successful teams apart from other teams at Google. Here's a summary of their key findings. 1. ...

How to Run a Meeting Like Google

Ask an average manager in Corporate America. What is the single most important thing you do at work? Chances are they'll say it's attending meetings.  What was your first reaction to this? Perhaps you recall the painful and unproductive meetings you've been in. Many people dread meetings. Is meetings really the necessary evil of organizational life? [Tweet "The greatest myth that exists about meeting is that they are inherently bad. - Patrick Lencioni"] Google's Chairman and ex-CEO Eric Schmidt outlines 8 key principles on how meetings should work. If you've thought meeting was a great waste of time, here's a series of rules on how ...

Google Chairman’s Surprising Career Advice to Young Leaders

Over 2 million people apply each year at Google. Here's another way to look at it. It's almost ten times harder to get a job at Google than it is to get into Harvard. Nearly everyone wants to work for "Greatest Company in United States." Great Place to Work Institute and CareerBliss has consistently ranked Google as the top career destination for students, recent grads, and young professionals. In the last few weeks, I read "How Google Works" authored by Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and former VP of Product Management Jonathan Rosenberg. They provide an insightful window into the inner workings of Google's organizational and leadership practices. ...

The Eight Habits of Effective Google Managers

I came across an article in the New York Times that describes Google's Project Oxygen which is a rigorously statistics driven approach to identify what makes good managers at Google. They analyzed performance reviews, feedback surveys and nominations for top-manager awards….(correlating) phrases, words, praise and complaint.  The Google's People Analytics team studied the attributes of high-performing teams and published the "Eight Habits of Highly Effective Google Managers."  As you read the eight habits below, it surprise me many of the habits Google identified are the very same principles that make up good management on invariably any ...

Google’s Secret of Hiring the Best People

“Development can help great people be even better— but if I had a dollar to spend, I’d spend 70 cents getting the right person in the door.” —Paul Russell, Director, Leadership & Development, Google Have you ever struggled with “getting the right people on the bus, wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats?” If the answer is the affirmative, you are not alone. In fact, The Economist reported that finding the right people is singlehandedly the largest problem in business today. In Geoff Smart and Randy Street’s remarkable book, Who: The A Method for Hiring  they provide simple, effective, and systematic ...