Google Inc. , did not want to apply the traditional culture of corporation based on extrinsic rewards system only and where employees are stuck in a cubicle for hours without sharing Ideas or experiences. As the traditional “Do a great Job and you will be recompensed with a Increment In your salary’. Larry Page and Sergey Bring, wanted to create something more, an innovative culture in which Human Resources will be call “People operations”, an innovative way o obtain a consistent increase of productivity out of their employees.
The key for Google’s continuous success Is employees’ motivation.
As we know Google Is a technology company, which requires being In a constant stage of Innovation. To be part of the top 10 companies in the world; Google has had to innovate and evolve the way it manages and motivates its employees. The founders believed that in order to attract the best talent, they had to provide an environment where people would want o come to work, have fun, dream big and get rewarded for hard work.
Google has had created a new structure of leadership to provide the best environment to motivate their employees not only with extrinsic but Intrinsic rewards as well.
Google has created the dream work environment in where anybody would like to work. Offering commodities as first-class dining facilities with healthy food only, gyms, laundry room, massage room, haircuts, carcasses, and community houses – All to satisfy any need an employee may have.
In this way, the employee will not need to worry about external necessities and concentrate in being creative and surpassing their own limits. Google also offer the traditional extrinsic benefits as free health and dental benefits, flex spending accounts, 401 K plans, etc. Google also have unique benefits as the convenience of seeing a doctor on-site, provides back-up childcare and in the Gift Matching Program, adoption Assistance, reimburse an employee for buying a hybrid car, up to $5000, and many others.
Being able to have all these extrinsic benefits is one of the reasons why talented people decide to come and stay with Google; but Is not the most Important.
People come to Google looking for the free environment were they can express, share, and create. A place where they can be free More Important than the extrinsic benefits are the Intrinsic benefits. Google satisfy this rewards in the work process with no real hierarchy, small work groups, and a common purpose. Google presents a flat structure that allows them to maximize the bevel of creativity.
The fat structure increase ideas flow and communication in groups. It also gives a high degree of freedom and Independence.
Other great benefit Is that Google allow employees to spend 20% of their time, out of the workup, In personal projects. This allows employees to be more creative and do not leave their own 1 OFF At the same time, Google beliefs in small teams work. This facilitates to focus on one problem, increase collaboration between team members, and promotes the better integration.