Does Your Mission Inspire?

  Google’s motto is “Do no Evil.” They probably decided on this because of all the back stabbing and money grabbing in today’s corporate environment. They wanted to send a statement out to the public that they are there to help them connect with the information they need, but they aren’t going to do it if it causes people harm. ...

What are YOU Grateful for this Past Week?

What I'm grateful for: 1.      I have a job. 2.      I've got great plans for Work Happy Now. Plan that will knock your socks right off your feet. 3.      The weather is Austin has been glorious. 4.      I'm learning to enjoy the pain. Just relaxing with it, watching it then letting it go. 5.      Just finished having a great conversation ...

Open and Honest Communication

Google has a weekly gathering of employees. Whether it be a meeting online or face-to-face, they gather as many employees together as possible to discuss topics and happenings that occurred during the week. The best part is that employees can ask any question that they want. Senior members and other employees must answer the questions to the best of their ...

Surviving Layoffs

A rough economy has a backlash in all directions. Companies are looking to keep their investors happy. If they're not selling products they'll be looking to trim the fat. You may not think you are part of the fat, but the higher ups might not see it the same way. It's up to you to insulate yourself as best as ...

Change Messes With Everyone

  I’m at a new office where I originally didn’t want to be. I tried to fight it with every part of my being, but it turns out it’s not as bad as I expected it to be. It’s amazing how fast we adjust once we are thrown into a situation. I started to see all the positive angles from ...

How Does Google Create a Great Atmosphere?

Google has taken great pains to create an atmosphere that promotes fun, creativity and accomplishing audacious goals. They do this because they understand people’s needs. People need to work in a place that cares about them. Google shows they care in many ways. Their perks include: 11 free gourmet cafeterias Employee lounges Massage services Free laundry and dry cleaning Oil ...