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Tool: Consider a design sprint

One way to apply the skills developed through design thinking is with a design sprint. A design sprint is a specific process used to test out ideas for a product, service, or process, whereas a des...
Innovation

Tool: Run a CSI:Lab on design thinking

Design thinking builds the capacity to problem solve creatively. The process is focused on developing people, not products, and teaches skills that can lead to increased innovation within an organi...
Innovation

Guide: Practice innovation with design thinking

In addition to building a culture that fosters innovation, there are different methods for tapping into a team's collective creativity. Design thinking is one approach that combines creativity and...
Innovation

Tool: Learn from failures

Your appetite for risk is another indicator of how innovative your company can be. Risk is an inherent part of the innovation process. As you test out new ideas, some will fail. Fear of failure can...
Innovation

Tool: Set and communicate a shared vision

Having a shared vision can help channel innovative efforts so that everyone knows what sorts of problems and challenges you’re setting out to solve. But this shared vision shouldn’t anchor you to t...
Innovation

Guide: Use structured interviewing

Structured interviewing simply means using the same interviewing methods to assess candidates applying for the same job. Research shows that structured interviews can be predictive of candidate pe...
Hiring

Blog Post: Whisper courses: on-the-job microlearning with email

Learning doesn’t always happen in a classroom. Research on learning shows that even within an hour, people can forget about 50% of the information. So when our team of learning and development spec...
Learning & Development

Blog Post: Google’s commitment to fair and equitable pay

Checking compensation through our pay equity analyses We conducted our first pay equity analyses in 2012; we have run analyses every year since then and shared our 2016 findings last year. We compl...

Blog Post: Hiring, honeybees, and human decision making

Dozens of studies have shown that the choices we make over what we eat, how we save, and even how we vote can be affected by how those choices are presented: their choice architecture. Research has...
Hiring People Analytics

Guide: Coach managers to coach

Google's manager research revealed that one of the most important behaviors of the highest scoring managers was that they were effective coaches. This is seen in other professions, as well. For e...
Managers

Guide: Give feedback to managers

Once the People Operations team had identified what makes a great manager at Google, the team set about helping managers understand how they were doing and how they could develop. Since the resear...
Managers

Tool: Try Google’s Manager Feedback Survey

Google gathers feedback from employees on their managers through a semi-annual Manager Feedback Survey. Googlers answer confidentially and managers receive a report of anonymized, aggregated feedba...
Managers

Guide: Set and communicate a team vision

Google's manager research found that setting a vision is an important behavior of high-scoring managers. A clear team vision is helpful for a number of reasons, in particular: It’s crucial to th...
Managers

Guide: Stay technical and results-focused

Google's research has found that often effective managers focus on empowering their teams to deliver concrete results. They combine a focus on urgency with an understanding of what results will h...
Managers

Guide: Care professionally and personally for your team

Google's manager research revealed that effective managers show care for their teams not only professionally, but personally as well. Professionally, managers can develop their teams by offering ...
Managers

Guide: Identify what makes a great manager

Research shows that managers matter. They can have a significant impact on business outcomes and employee engagement. But many organizations do not adequately select or develop their managers, and...
Managers

Guide: Understand team effectiveness

Much of the work done at Google, and in many organizations, is done collaboratively by teams. The team is the molecular unit where real production happens, where innovative ideas are conceived and...
Teams

Guide: Structure and check for pay equity

Designing and auditing fair pay practices are steps organizations everywhere can take to create more equitable workplaces. The gender pay gap is a well-documented, well-researched, and persistent ...
People Analytics

Tool: Analyze the data and look for variance

Once you have selected your variables, it’s time to begin the actual analysis. This requires someone with proficiency in statistics, including an understanding of standard deviation, variance, regr...
People Analytics

Blog Post: How Google uses data, structure, and science to hire

Kerry Cathcart, who runs Google’s job offer review team, shared some of the methods, structures, and science behind the company’s hiring practices at Google’s Partner Summit. To help ensure fair, e...
Hiring