1. Google has a core belief that the challenges of work should be fun. Therefore, if you give employees the necessary tools to properly perform their jobs, they will be key contributors to the organization’s overall success. (Chapter 1, Section 2)
When you look at the timeline of the history of management theory and the accompanying historical events that triggered changes in the practice of management (Chapter 3, Section 1), do you think the Google philosophy of management signals a shift in how work is managed? Could this philosophy work in your organization? Would you feel comfortable managing in this type of environment?
2. When considering strategy and creating intended strategy, think about why you are doing what you do. The YouTube video at the link below is interesting in understanding how to answer the question of “why?”
Discuss Intended Strategy and Realized Strategy as it relates to your life or your career.