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Google CEO Sundar Pichai says productivity is 'not where it should be'

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says productivity is ‘not where it should be’

It seems that Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, believes that Google has room to be a more focused company. CNBC Reports said the CEO recently called a sweeping meeting – and after saying the company is “not currently planning” layoffs – he said he wanted a more efficient Google.

“There are real concerns that our productivity as a whole is not where it should be in relation to our headcount,” Pichai said. The CEO added that he wants to “create a culture that is more focused on mission, more focused on our products, and more focused on customers. We must think about how we can reduce distractions and raise the level of product excellence and productivity.”

The call for more focus came after Google Q2 earnings Last week’s report, Alphabet, Google’s parent company, missed revenue forecasts amid what Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat called “the uncertainty in the global economic environment.” Last month, Pichai also announced plans to slow hiring for the rest of the year. Google too renovated The process of evaluating its performance this year with the aim of “finding an easier path for promotions” and “eliminating bureaucracy.” 2021 The New York Times Exposing Pichai’s management style has described Google as a regressive and indecisive company in a “paralyzed bureaucracy”.

At the meeting, Pichai announced the “Simplicity Sprint” to get feedback from employees. The program includes a survey with questions such as, “What will help you work more clearly and efficiently to serve our users and customers? Where should we remove speed pits to reach better results faster? How can we eliminate waste and keep entrepreneurship and focus as we grow?”

From the outside, there appears to be a major source of Google’s inefficiency endless cycle From product mixing and duplication, the worst example is More than 10 messaging apps Google has produced since Pichai took over in 2015. Our best insight into Google’s office policies comes from a series of Google comics that were previously only internal by Mano Cornetwhich often describe release a new product in The Google As the easiest way to get an upgrade, compared to maintaining and improving existing products. Pichai’s management style, “Let a thousand flowers bloom” means that these weaker areas of Google’s product line are ripe for disruption by these promotional promotion projects that do not have a long-term plan. With no top-down leadership charting a course for these less established products, Google ends up prioritizing office politics over the competition.

It’s hard to know exactly what Pichai’s overall goals are. You are could lined up”two of everythingNarrative with several keywords used to describe Pichai’s recent changes, but Pichai’s vague statements of ‘efficiency’ make it difficult to put a finger on what is changing.

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