Efficiency Tricks by Google: Doing the Basics Well!

“As a leader, a lot of your job is to make (those) people successful. It’s less about trying to be successful (yourself), and more about making sure you have good people and your work is to remove that barrier, remove roadblocks for them so that they can be successful in what they do.” – Sundar Pichai, CEO Google (SOURCE)

Management processes for everything from giving employees feedback to running effective meetings are part of the tricks of the trade that Google has shared with the world at large.

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Running an Effective Meeting Requires Many Skills: Talking Too Much Isn’t One of Them!

Meetings Without Talking Too Much

“I don’t spend my time pontificating about high-concept things; I spend my time solving engineering and manufacturing problems.” ~ Elon Musk

No one wants to attend a meeting just to listen to someone, namely you, talking in a seemingly endless monologue. That defeats the entire purpose of most meetings, and the purpose of most teams. Dealing with issues, solving problems, and other purposeful results are the point of good meetings.

The situation becomes worse if you’re dominating the meeting and you are the most senior person in the room. With that power dynamic in play, there are few who will engage.

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