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    Every organization has its own behavior, and to follow these behaviors one must

    consider culture, diversity, communication, organizational effectiveness efficiency and

    organizational learning. The term organizational culture is not easily defined. It is a word

    that has different meanings in different situations. Every organization needs a different

    structure or to suit it and the employees working in it, in order to be successful. An

    informal approach to the term might be this is the way we do things around here.

    Organizational culture can be viewed in two ways, as a process and a consequence the

    process creates the reaction people feel when doing their jobs. One would describe it as the

    as the informal values, attitudes and the policies that express the way people should

    behave in an organization. The outcome defines the behavior people have in an

    organization that refers to the way the body enacts tasks, treats its employees and

    customers, problem-solves and addresses conflicts. The results of the outcome or process

    will affect the way in which an organization management style. In order to get a glimpse of

    what a company entails, will serve as an example.

    Google was developed as a search engine in 1998, as a research project by Larry

    Page and Brin Sergey these two students from Stanford University, California, managed to

    create a well established firm after the crisis of the eightys. Google was originally

    named BackRub, this was the beginning of a new era. Since then, the company has grown

    to more than 20,000 employees worldwide, with a management team that represents some

    of the most experienced technology professionals in the industry. Eric Schmidt joined

    Google as president and chief executive officer in 2001

    ( offers many other domains, when using one can findinformation in different languages. Searches can be as straightforward as an address for a

    local business to images, videos, the stock market, the weather, etc... There is no limit to the

    resources available through

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    Googles culture appears to be totally relaxed; they have given their organization a

    small-company feel. Holding an aggressive inclusive hiring policy, favoring ability over

    experience. Constantly seeking for those who share their commitment to creating search

    perfection, while enjoying their jobs.


    Googles Mission and Vision is to organize the worlds information and make it

    universally accessible and useful ( overview). Having

    endured many changes throughout their existence, grown and expanded extensively they

    have managed to retain their dedication to its users and continue to believe in the

    possibilities of the Internet itself.

    Googles espoused values: are working with talented peop1e and they do this by

    hiring skilled people; creating an environment where they can thrive. Employees are

    treated respectfully, fairly, working in an environment where ideas are challenged.

    Employees have diverse backgrounds. Technology innovation is their lifeblood. According

    to some, working for Google is fun, their employees are expected to know and enjoy each

    other, and encouraged to celebrate each others accomplishments. Google does not take

    success for granted; they are actively involved, by honoring commitments and open

    communication. At the same time, they are expected to honor confidentiality.


    Googles enacted values seem to go along with their espoused. Google has been

    selected as one of the 100 Best Companies to work for by the FORTUNE Magazine for three

    consecutive years. They have achieved a top-5 ranking for being innovative, flexible and for

    posing opportunities to pursue ideas that challenge the status quo. With more than 81,000

    employees from 353 companies worldwide, there is no doubt that they are an outstandingemployer. (

    Google recognizes that effective interpersonal communication and conflict

    resolution skills are strongly interlinked. By identifying common ways in which employees,

    members and public in general may interact they avoid issues that may hinder effective

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    communication. Google benefits from conflict resolution to improve communication by

    holding work meetings, board meetings, public meetings etc this would bring about more

    effective communication. Employees are encouraged to communicate with peers as well as

    upper management informally; they do this regularly by having lunch together at the

    Google Caf.

    In concluding, Google was founded with well established values; their mission has

    been accomplished by providing us with a cornucopia of information. They strive to hire

    and keep quality employees. All together, the perception of this companys culture is that

    Google is of a fun place to work, where employees are respected and valued, and the

    organizations original core values are not forgotten.

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    Organizational Behavior, 12e, Chapter 17, Pg. 1-3: Organizational Culture, ISBN:

    9780132431569, Author: Stephen P. Robbins, Timothy A. Judge, copyright 2007

    Prentice Hall, Inc. A Pearson Education Company