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Four Functions of Organizational Culture:

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Jachel Thomas

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The Four Functions of Organizational Culture
Who is google?

Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products that include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware.

Organizational Identity
Collective Commitment
Social System Stability
Sense-Making Device
The Culture
Sense-Making Device
Collective Commitment
Social System Stability
Alphabet Inc
Google’s company culture consists of > 40,000
people (Googlers) that are:

Smart & Determined

Share common goals & visions

From all walks of life

Speak various languages
Culture Cont...
Google maintains an open culture in which the employees are encouraged to be comfortable sharing ideas and opinions while applying hands-on contributions.

Weekly meetings are held to allow Googlers to ask questions and address issues directly to the founders and other executives.

Google offices and cafes are designed to inspire interactions and to help stimulate discussions about work and play
Google’s Mission Statement...

“to organize the world’s information
and make it universally accessible and useful.”

Google fulfills this mission through employee engagement and empowerment programs such as:

Google Cafés
Direct emails to company leader’s
The Results of Commitment...

#2 Forbes World’s Most Valuable Brands
#2 Forbes America’s Best Employers

“Any company can benefit from learning how to better attract and manage innovators, foster engagement, and ultimately lead to success” (He, 2013)
Google, (n.d). Retrieved January 16, 2017 from https://www.google.com

He, Laura. (2013, March 29). Google’s Secret of Innovation: Empowering Its
Employees. Retrieved January 16, 2017, from http://www.forbes.com/

Google.com (n.d.) Our culture. Retrieved from: https://www.google.com/about/company/facts/culture/

On Site Perks:
Medical and dental facilities
Valet parking
Oil change
Bike repair
Free washers and dryers
Free breakfast, lunch and dinner
Google Sleep Pods

***Google ranked # 1 because they believe that treating people well is more important than making a lot of money. Yet their market capital is $250 billion making them the largest internet information provider in the world.
Other Perks..
The Global Education Leave Program enables employees to take a leave of absence to pursue further education for up to 5 years and $150,000 in reimbursement with unlimited sick leave.

$500 take-out meal fund for new parents

Opportunities to ask the founders about their vision for the future of the company.

***Google is in the early phases in aiming to diagnose cancers, impending heart attacks/strokes and other diseases at a much earlier stage than is currently possible.
VP, in charge of advertisement made a mistake, and cost the company millions of dollars. She was commended for taking a risk, rather than being too cautious. (Noviantoro, Tri 2014)

Decisions are made in teams, at all levels.

Associates must say “the data suggests” as opposed to “I think…” To ensure individual bias is avoided.
A positive and reinforcing culture, that primarily resolves conflict using a problem-focused approach rather than a person-focused approach or mentality blaiming.
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