What Every Business Needs to Learn From Google to Optimize Its People  

13 August 2018:

Company leaders want to increase productivity, profitability and employee engagement. This is what optimizing their people is about. They frequently think of issues with people, processes and technology as distinct categories. They're not. In reality, all problems are people problems at their root. People design, implement and execute processes. People develop, select, implement and maintain technology. That's why optimizing people is the most effective way to optimize processes, technology and overall company results.

When asking leaders what their most important responsibility is, most provide the wrong answer. The correct answer is that their most important responsibility is to maximize the company's return on investment from their people. In other words, optimizing their people.

Google understands this. Its performance as a company defies the traditional rules of business. Google is clear that people are its main resource. It's workforce of over 88,000 people as of December 2017 demonstrates this. As elaborated above, people are the most important resource for all businesses, regardless of industry or size. Thus, the lessons from Google are based on principles that apply to all businesses.

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Source: Entrepreneur

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