Google, a company that doesn’t let grass grow under its feet, keeps an internal list of “top 100 ideas” generated by its staff. The top execs at Google track the list.
Google’s co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, addressing a technology conference in Monterey, California, on Saturday, said they encourage their employees to pursue their own ideas and projects. The company tracks the results with an internal list known as the “Google Top 100,” they said.
“For 20 percent of your time, if you’re working at Google, you can do what you think is the best thing to do,” Page, 31, said
Google meeting rooms have silent projectors built in to the ceilings to avoid the hassle and time of setting them up. At the meetings, employees use a Google meeting software to email meeting notes immediately to anyone who could not attend, they said. Google’s own Web site says the firm prefers “high density clusters” for its engineers “with three or four staffers sharing spaces with couches and dogs. This improves information flow and saves on heating bills.”