Real world example(s) of successful teamwork in business and what they got right

Real world examples of successful teamwork in business and what they go right

Google, Inc. is a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ stock exchange.  It was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

Great teamwork  starts with a clear vision and the right culture.  What Google, Inc. started with was their vision of clear information to the world.  Keeping to the vision gives people meaning to what they do.  With no vision, why do anything, why work at Google Inc?  I believe people need to have significance in their life and strive to get significance everyday.  Also, Google Inc. valued culture and even initiated a Chief Cultural Officer to develop and maintain the culture to keep to the core values of the company.  Google Inc. has their “Googleplex”. It is the main office which has workout rooms, video games, weights, rowing machines, and the list goes on.  They even supply free food 24/7 for their employees.

You may be asking yourself, what does this have to do with teamwork.  They are building a culture they view will help change the world in a positive way. Google Inc. builds on the strengths of their team. Their team even has a name for themselves, the “Googlers”.  How many sports teams do you know that do not have a name?  None that I can think of and I would not like to play for a team with no name.  This is not an individual type business.  Each team member has their place.  What this tells me is that Google Inc. understands that their team is the key to their success.  That is why they give back to each of their team members as per the previous paragraph.  To have a great team and excellent teamwork, you need a great vision that is believable and desirable to people.  Then you need to get the right people in place to live the vision. The leadership at Google Inc. is strong and are disciples of the vision.  When you have that, you have a team. Even with Google, Inc. is making billions and billions of dollars,  they still keep to the roots of the vision and culture with allowing the team to be innovative and creative in their daily work activities.  Great teams are built on this premise and  that is why great people from around the world desire to part of the Google Inc. team.

Prepared by Eric Genda – X204 Project

1 Comment

  1. February 27, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    […] Google Inc. is an example of positive organizational culture, with a Chief Cultural Officer to nurture the core values of the company. […]

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