Google – Quality of Work Life
Google was established by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998. It is a web search engine from which can find information in many different languages (and translate between them), check stock quotes and sports scores, find news headlines and look up the address of local post office or grocery store. One can also find images, videos, maps, patents and much more. With universal search technology, one can often find all of these things united in one question.
The idea came when Larry and Sergey began collaborating on a search engine called BackRub. Larry and Sergey made a decision that the BackRub search engine needs a new name. After some brainstorming, they go with Google, derived from the word “googol,” a mathematical term for the number represented by the numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros. The use of the term reflects their mission to organize an apparently inestimable amount of information on the web.
Their main focus is on one thing “search” i. e.they solve search problems and provide continuous improvements to their service that makes finding information on the web as fast as possible. And provide light to the unexplored areas. Fast is better than slow. They know time is valuable. By chipping extra bits and bytes from their pages and increasing the efficiency of their serving environment, they’ve broken their own speed records many times over, so that the average response time on a search result is a fraction of a second. They keep speed in mind with every new product they release.
Democracy on the web works. Google search workings because it relies on the millions of individuals posting links on websites to help determine which other sites offer content of value. As the web is increasing, this approach actually improves, as each new site is another point of information. In the same way, they are active in open source software development. You don’t need to be at your desk to need an answer. This world is increasingly mobile: people want access to information wherever they are, whenever they need it.
They’re ground-breaking new technologies and offering new solutions for mobile services that help people all over the globe to do any number of tasks on their phone and so as to access Google search on a phone. You can make money without doing evil. The revenue they generate is derived from offering search technology to companies and from the sale of advertising displayed on their site and on other sites across the web. To ensure that they’re ultimately serving all their users (whether they are advertisers or not), they have guidelines for their advertising programs and practices.
There’s always more information out there. There are lots of efforts which require a bit more creativity, like adding the ability to search news archives, patents, academic journals, billions of images and millions of books. And their researchers continue looking into ways to bring the entire world’s information to people seeking answers because everyday more information is uploaded on the web. The need for information crosses all borders. Their mission is to make possible access to information for the entire world, and in every language.
For this, they have offices in dozens of countries and serve more than half of their results to people living outside the United States. They offer Google’s search interface in more than 110 languages, offer people the ability to limit results to content written in their own language, and aim to provide the rest of their applications and products in as many languages as possible. You can be serious without a suit. Their founders built Google around the thought that work should be challenging, and the challenge should be fun.
There is an emphasis on team achievements and pride in individual accomplishments that contribute to their overall success. Great just isn’t good enough. They see being great at something as a starting point, not an endpoint. They set their selves goals they know they can’t reach yet, because they know that by stretching to meet them they can get more than expected. Through innovation, they aim to take things that work and improve upon them in unexpected ways.