Recognize great managers
The annual Great Manager Award (GMA) process starts by asking all Googlers to nominate up to two managers, whether it’s a current or former manager, or even someone who has never been their direct manager. The nomination form is very simple and a reminder is included in the Manager Feedback Survey process.
Thousands of nominations come in from across the entire company. Committees of prior winners and leaders review these submissions to select about 20 winners from different departments, levels, and tenures. In addition to the number and quality of nominations per manager, committees look at other data like performance and tenure.
Once selected, winners are announced to all of Google to remind all managers about the impact that good people management can have. Google has found that employees with strong managers report being happier and more productive, scoring higher across all themes on the annual employee survey.