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Assignment1:InnovationfromGoogle’sFreeFoodStrategy 

Google is widely known for its workplace creativity and innovation within
the technology field. Itssearchengine is the most extensively
used search tool in the world, its data analytics are revolutionary, anditcontinues to
raise the bar for innovation and design with Google Glass, smart watches, and
mobilephones. Google has been
featured in dozens of technology and businessmagazines.

Additionally, Fortune Magazine’s list of the
“Best Companies to Work For 2014” has rankedGoogle number one (#1). This
ranking is largely due to employee benefits such as free meals, drycleaning services,
video games, massage therapy, in-door gyms, shuttle services, and affordable
daycareservices foremployees.

Inadditiontoyourtextbook,reviewthefollowingarticlesandvideosaboutGoogle’sworkculturein preparation for thisassignment:

“How the Googleplex Works” by Jonathan Strickland, locatedathttD://comDuter. howstuffworks.
com/0oooleolex2. htm

“Google Employees Reveal Their Favorite Perks
Working For The Company” by KevinSmith located  at  http://www.businessinsider.com/qooqle-employee-favorite-perks-2013-3?oo=1 

“At Google, Hours Are Long, But the Consomme Is Free” by
Sara Kehaulani Goo, located  at

http://www.washin0tonPost.  com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/23/AR2007012300334.html 

“Google interns’ first week” (5 min 50 s). Video
Source: Google. (2013, June 4). Googleinterns’ firstweek[Videofile].Retrievedfromhtto://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9No-FiElnL

“GoogleGreatPlacetoWorkEntry”(2min46s).VideoSource:lABAustralia.(2008,April30).

GoogleGreatPlacetoWorkEntry[Videofile].Retrievedfrom htto://www. voutube.com/watch?v=n2nfZPsd794 

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in whichyou:

Briefly
describe Google, its mission, and its businessmodel.

Analyze
the types of people that work at Google, with respect to the business culture
ofthe organization. Indicate one to two (1-2) qualities that define a
leader at Google, and determinethe typical background of a Googleemployee.

Identify two (2) examples of services or
amenities that Google provides to its employees,interns, partners, and
visitors. Next, examine two to three (2-3) ways in which such free servicesand amenities
create an organizational culture that fosters creativity and innovation. Note:
Inthe context of business, “creativity” means having the ability to
conceive something new andoriginal, including ideas, imagination, and things
that are outside of the box. “Innovation” isthe implementation and
execution of something new, including products, technology, services,and businessmodels.

Discuss Google’s organizational culture, and
determine whether or not you would prefer towork in this type of
environment. Indicate whether or not Google’s company culture would help youto perform
your tasks with a greater degree of creativity and innovation. Provide a
rationale foryour response.

Use
at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do
not qualifyas academicresources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  

Be
typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch
margins onall sides; citations and references must follow
APA or school-specific format. Check withyour professor for any additionalinstructions.

Includeacoverpagecontainingthetitleoftheassignment,thestudent’sname,theprofessor’s name,thecoursetitle,andthedate.Thecoverpageandthereferencepagearenotincludedin the required assignment pagelength.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Describe the primary
functions of management (planning, organizing, leading, controlling) andthe associatedskills,tools,andtheoreticalapproachesthatcanbeusedtoaccomplishthese functions.

Explain the  principal
theories  and the  various 
approaches  to  management that  have evolvedover

time and their application
to current managementsituations.

Explain the decision-making
process management uses to develop viable courses of action toavariety of managementsituations.

Use technology and information resources to research issues in managementconcepts.

Write clearly and concisely about management concepts using proper
writing mechanics.

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