The management practices of successful companies are often touted as ground breaking. Some like Zappos claim to have abandoned traditional management structures altogether in favor of “holacracy”. Yahoo at one time allowed large numbers of employees to work from home (although the latest CEO Marissa Mayer quickly put an end to this upon taking the reins).
Not everyone does business with Zappos or uses Yahoo, but it would be hard to find someone who does not rely on Google to some degree. So how does Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt describe the management philosophy at one of the world’s largest companies? A short article in the MIT Technology Review sets forth Schmidt’s reasons for what Google does differently than most companies, what’s the same….and why you should follow Google’s lead. Or, should you?