28 Sep How do you identify a great leader? Here’s how Google does it.
Love or hate Google, you can’t argue the company has done an excellent job of growing. It’s also a very people-centric company in a lot of ways.
Google surveys its employees regularly to find out how managers are doing. There are three buckets of information they probe:
- How well managers nurture growth in others
- Their level of operating excellence
- Emotional intelligence
By paying attention to the responses over time, Google can identify which managers are doing a great job and deserve accolades and promotions.
A lot of the companies I work with at Prestige Scientific have their own systems and policies for grading leadership. But never forget to ask your own people what they think.
Pay attention to your employees and what they think of their managers. This is one of the best ways to find out how your people are doing.
By Michael Barros, Managing Partner, Prestige Scientific