Three Things Businesses Can Learn From The Company Culture At Google

A positive company culture

Regardless of their size, for any business, culture matters. Having a positive, solid company culture sustains employee enthusiasm- improving their work ethic and meaning that the business is more likely to achieve their overall goals. 

This is one thing which all businesses can learn from the culture at Google. While work can be challenging, at the end of the day employees should enjoy working with their colleagues, the office environment and their job itself. This type of working environment isn’t expensive, it all depends on laying the right foundations for cultural success. 

While Google has a culture renowned for offering its employees additional perks, such as massages, catered meals and nap pods, all of these benefits are built from a base which any business can create. 

We’ve selected our top three things which Google’s culture has, which can be implemented by any business:

1. Understanding the knock-on effect of happiness

One thing that Google’s culture displays is that they have a firm understanding that the happier their employees, the more engaged they are at work. Google gives employees total freedom to be creative either physically, in how they work, or in how the come up with solutions to resolve problems. 

This leads to greater productivity and creativity, benefiting the business overall as all employees are working towards its success. Subsequently, business owners become happier as their stress is minimised.

2. Having clear values 

Having clearly outlined values is what helps Google to remain an industry leader. When it comes to hiring new employees, they look for people who reflect these values and will fit into the culture that they want to build and the vision that they’re working towards.

3. Organisational Structure

Famously, Google has a flat organisational structure which is designed to allow communication between employees at any level. This encourages all employees to share their voices and opinions and helps them to know that these are valued by the organisation. Not only does this encourage employees creativity, but also illustrates that Google value all employees contributions; preventing them from becoming complacent with work. 

By breaking away from the idea that ‘culture’ has to be costly or time-consuming, and instead focusing on implementing actions which change behaviours can lead to a positive company culture which breeds productivity and creativity. 

If you’re interested in improving your company culture, and laying the foundations like Google has, read our blogs on ‘The Key to Creating a Cultural Change in Business’ and ‘How to Change a Toxic Company Culture’, or contact us for personal guidance on how to start creating cultural change. 

Back to News Listing

Have us contact you

Fill in your details below and one of our friendly experts will be in touch to discuss your requirements.

We will process your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy. You may withdraw this consent at any time by updating your preferences.  We make this easy for you by placing a link to your preferences in the footer of every email we send you.

Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace
Park City Call Back

We will respond to your call back within 24 hours during business working hours

Please enter your name
Ask a question and get FREE advice

Juliet Price is the Managing Director here at Park City and has extensive, specialist knowledge in HR, Health & Safety and staff development. Enter your question below and we'll be back in touch soon with an answer!

Please enter your name
Please enter your telephone number
Please enter your question
Discover how your people truly feel

Dig deeper into underlying issues, spot opportunities, take action and track progress. Listen , review and take action with real-time reports. Download information about the WeThrive product toolbox, our recommended employee engagement solution.

Please enter your first name
Please enter your surname
Please enter your company name
Please enter your email address
Please enter your telephone number