Talk about the “Dream Organization” and I think Google comes pretty close. I came across this clip recently on an inside look at Google and how the company functions and I was blown away.
Every individual wishes for a company that operates in an efficient and timely manner that creates an enjoyable working condition. Perhaps they also hope to be valued in the company, to be appreciated for their time well spent. The cherry on top? To have all these and still be paid for it all.
Take a look at the video below, and I think you’d be pretty impressed yourself. To begin with, one of the factors that contribute to a successful organization is how communication not only travels from top downwards but also bottom up. That cuts down on the red tape which makes the organizational communication so much more effective.
Because of this cut down in red tape and the process of even transplanting that information, there leaves so much more time and space to work towards the communication and completion of organization goals. When you have happy people, you have happy workers that are more focused on the job on hand instead of how you’re going to get the approval for whatever needs to be done. Just like it’s said in the video; its amazing how much trust they are given.
I truly believe as well that Google’s culture of having a slightly less structured environment is key to their success. By not restricting their employees and there in turn allowing them to work flexibly, be it in terms of what they are working on (20% own project) or in terms of their time (mothers who have just given birth and need to take care of their children), all these contribute towards how an organization establishes a feeling of both and care and concern for their employees. Such a seemingly simple step on the part of an organization’s structure goes a long way in terms of returns.
Safe to say, I would give anything to be pat of an organization that operates as such. Nothing is more heart-warming than having an organization that basis its culture and structure on open and honest communication, where politics and the “do-not’s” are kept at bay.
And as always, I truly believe in the mantra that goes, “Happy workers are better workers.” When you give your employees something to look forward to and a place where they feel they belong, what you reap beats what has been given by leaps and bounds.