This article, co-authored by two of the Google executives who worked on the project and a management professor and supplier diversity consultant from Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Management, is the story of how Google does supplier diversity the "Googley" way (the adjective that Googlers
use to describe their company's collective creative qualities).
"It's a balance between a lot of young Googlers
who just want to hang out with each other and young families." Whatever the formula, it worked.
As long as the Googler
is meeting her OKRs (objectives and key results), for 20pc of time she is free to pursue any project she believes can make a difference to millions of humans.
Plush couches and beanbags litter the offices where bosses give staff - or "Googlers
" - free reign.
In what Google calls"Thank God It's Friday "meetings, Googlers
, as company insiders call themselves, log in from anywhere in the world to participate in a virtual session attended by at least two members of the executive board.
* Navigate to Google News and enter a query such as "Eric Schmidt" or substitute your favorite Googler
* The tip has been spotted in a tracker created by a Googler
The team at KDG is a certified Google Cloud Partner, a Microsoft Partner, and a member of the Googler
Bock is representative of the 'not so typical' profile of the Googler
- he worked in manufacturing, helped start a not-for-profit, spent time consulting at McKinsey & Co.