What comes to mind when you think of working for Google? The free food, the onsite grocery delivery, dry cleaning, massage, nap pods, salons, car wash service, concierge, the Google bus that drives you to work? Or maybe you think of the fact that Google is twenty-five times more selective than Harvard? Or the fact that the Great Places to Work Institute has named Google the best place to work over thirty times?
Tens of thousands of people visit Google campuses yearly to discover the secrets to why “Googlers” are so happy. If you think it would be awesome to sit down with one of their senior execs and pick his/her brain, then you’re going to love this book.
In Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead, Laszlo Bock, their head of People Operations shares the keys to their success including the GEMs I discuss below; ten work rules they follow, eight common attributes shared by their highest-scoring managers and five must-do actions with each new hire. Most of his ideas cost little or nothing. He asserts that any company can be built around the principles that Google has used.
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