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Google Motivation Presentation

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The psychological forces that determine the direction of a persons behavior in an organization, a persons level of effort, and a persons level or persistence in the face of obstacles.
About the company
- Founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in September 1998.
-An American multinational corporation.
- Provides Internet-related products and services, including internet search, cloud computing, software and advertising technologies.
About the Company
- a system that better analyzed the relationships between websites.

- The domain name for Google was registered on September 15, 1997.

- In May 2011, the number of monthly unique visitors to Google surpassed
- In January of 2013, Google a earned $50 billion in annual revenue for the year of 2012.
About the Industry
- More than 65 % market share in the United States among search engine providers.

- Aggressive policy in acquiring competitors

- As of 2009, Google makes more than 50 percent of its profits from markets outside the United States.

- Struggles with local competition in China.
(Baidu Inc.)
= > one of the biggest providers of Internet content.
Motivation Strategy
- Develop
- Creates a more interesting and challenging job
- Less likely to become bored, which will lead to poor quality work
- Offer employees cars that run on solar energy
Motivation Strategy
- Develop
- Personal health facilities (gymnasiums, pools etc.)
- Multiple free cafes with chefs and organic options
- Free hair cuts
- Doctors office
- Laundry facilities
- Child care services
- Other benefits: vacation days that increase with seniority gift matching program
Best reason to work at Google:
Work and play are not mutually exclusive
Theories of Motivation
Need Theory
-Employees are motivated by attaining their needs. When lower level needs are met
-food, water, shelter

-Higher level needs become motivating factors: belongingness, esteem, self-actulization
-Employees are motivated when performance matches outcomes
-Focuses on perceptions of fairness in the work place
- Inequity due to underpayment or overpayment creates tension between workers
Learaning Theory
Employees are motivated by learning how to behave in order earn desired outcomes
Expectancy Theory
-Expectancy -belief that performance will result in outcomes

- Instrumentality - notion that performance matches outcomes

- Valence - how much an outcome is valued
Employees are motivated by their:
Goal Setting Theory
Employees are motivated when given goals that are:

- pecific
- easureable
- ttainable
- ealistic
- ime bound
Goals create a purpose for employees to put forth effort and their persistance leads to improved performance.
for your attention :)
Meet Ben
- In 2012 completed his undergraduate education at the University of Washington

- Worked for Google as a Software Engineering Intern
(Computer Engineering)
Meet Ben Stoddard
-Impressed by the laid back atmosphere
and generally supportive attitude of all the employees

- Google provides a mix of both directly financial motivators as well as opportunities to take a break during a normal day and de-stress.

enjoyed the freedom he was given in how he worked and what directions he took on the project
"I found in my time at Google that most (if not all) of the employees are very self motivated"
- Maslow's Heirarchy of Needs
- Theory
- Equity Theory
- Expectancy Theory
- Goal Setting Theory

- Two factors Theory

- Maslow's Heirarchy of Needs

- Lack of control
- Self-Determination Theory
- motivates individuals to move from fundamental needs toward higher needs
-Ben Stoddard
- At time interest and involvement may outweigh financial rewards.
- Employees have different priorities at different times in different circumstance.
- fails to explain why some individuals prefer to ignore lesser needs in search of higher ones
- Google's environment isn't one where your boss will be constantly looking over your shoulder.
- http://www.ehow.com/info_12184352_googles-industry-analysis.html
- http://www.google.com/about/jobs/lifeatgoogle/
- http://brainmass.com/psychology/social-psychology/184696
- http://thinkingleader.hubpages.com/hub/How-Google-Motivates-their-Employees-with-Rewards-and-Perks
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