- Complete the readings, then reflect critically onHow Google Worksin the light of the other readings. What are some key elements of Google’s culture, and how do they relate to elements of culture mentioned in “How Innovative is Your Company’s Culture?” and “GE and the Culture of Analytics”? What about Google’s culture might translate well to other environments, and what would be challenging? Would it be a good idea for all companies to have a culture like Google’s? Consider which elements of the Google culture could be relevant to your small group assignment.
In this discussion, I will be looking for evidence that you are able to relate the elements of culture discussed in the readings and begin forming your own framework of the key elements of organizational culture. Your individual participation will be assessed according to the level of your engagement in the discussion space and your ability to translate and synthesize content from the readings and your peers.
- Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg, How Google Works, Grand Central Publishing, Introduction and Culture, pp. 1-66 (66 pp.)
- Jay Rao and Joseph Weintraub, “How Innovative is Your Company’s Culture,” MIT Sloan Management Review, 54:3 Spring 2013, pp. 29-37 (9 pp.)
- Philip Kim, “GE and the Culture of Analytics,” MIT Sloan Management Review, Spring 2014 55:3, pp. 1-4 (4 pp.)