Key behaviors of Google Managers
Some of the key behaviors of Google Managers that are rated by their team members (paraphrased from a HBR blog article):
- delivers difficult feedback constructively
- gives actionable feedback that helps subordinate improve performance
- does not micromanage
- regularly shares relevant information from his/her manager and senior leadership
- helps reportee understand how his/her work impacts the organization
- has regular 1:1s
- has the technical expertise required to effectively manage reportee
- talks about all aspects of career development - not just promotions
- has a meaningful discussion with subordinate about his/her career development in the past six months.
Following the rating, each manager gets detailed pointers on applying the semiannual feedback and developing essential skills -practical guidance that traditional 360s generally lack.
Google which has more than 37,000 employees, has just 5,000 managers, 1,000 directors, and 100 vice presidents