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Blog Post: Great managers still matter: the evolution of Google’s Project Oxygen

Back in 2008, an internal team of researchers launched Project Oxygen – our effort to determine what makes a manager great at Google. From this research, we identified eight behaviors that are comm...
Managers

Blog Post: Google's ongoing effort to make managers awesome

Google hasn’t always properly appreciated management. In 2002, Google ran an uncontrolled “experiment” by simply getting rid of all managers. It didn’t go well. So in 2008 a team of researchers se...
Managers

Guide: Develop and support managers

When a Googler becomes a people manager, it might be the first time they have professionally managed other people. With so much to learn, Google provides new managers with a robust support network...
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

Blog Post: Livestream on Google's research-based manager training

Tune into the Google Partners Academy on Air starting at 11am Pacific Time on Thursday, February 2nd. The livestream will feature a presentation from Michelle Donovan, Director of People Developmen...
Managers

Blog Post: Watch: Google's research on making managers awesome

In 2008, a team of researchers set out to prove what some at Google speculated - that managers don’t matter. Except the team found out what organizations everywhere have known for a long time: man...
Managers

Tool: Hold effective 1:1 meetings

In the Project Oxygen study, the team found that our higher-scoring managers are more likely than lower-scoring managers to have frequent 1:1 (“one-on-one”) meetings with their team members. Meetin...
Managers

Guide: Empower your team

Google's manager research revealed that effective managers empower their teams by giving them opportunities to stretch and grow in four ways. These managers: Do not micromanage. Encourage manage...
Managers

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
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