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Meet my new boyfriend, Google

Sharing some humor with you today!  Hope you enjoy.

7 Reasons Why Google Would Make a Bad Boyfriend

From eSarcasm on Twitter

1. It’s constantly trying to get in other people’s pants.

With all the ladies carrying around Android devices these days, Google’s phones are cozying up to countless coozies. You can forget about monogamy.

2. Some days, it can’t even get it up.

How many times have you been left disappointed by Gmail being down? And remember, there’s no phone number you can call to get answers — even when Google goes flaccid, it never offers oral service.

3. It may have a big index, but it doesn’t always know how to use it.

We fellas may be obsessed with the size of our prize, but a big bishop isn’t always enough. Google’s got the girth, all right — its index is estimated to be in the tens of billions of sites — but half the time, you still can’t get what you need from it.

4. It doesn’t even use protection.

When you’re with Google, you always have to make sure you’re sporting your own protection. Otherwise, you never know what kind of virus you could end up contracting.

5. It only wants one thing.

Once Google’s seen your “information,” it’ll move on to its next conquest. If you think you’re going to experience the high of the courtship again, sister, you’re in for a rude awakening.

6. Even when things go well, it’s over really fast.

Let’s face it, Google’s services are famous for finishing the job in fractions of a second. Even the world’s worst minute-men can outlast that.

7. It’s obsessed with balls and manholes.

How else do you explain #8 and #12 in this list of Google interview questions?



80/20 rule…I agree!

The Mama Bee, a blog about working mothers, gives a great tip on fostering creativity, happiness, and productivity in the workplace.  This particular post discusses Google’s 80/20 rule as related to the workplace.  This rule states that a person should spend 80% of their time on core business projects, and 20% (roughly one day a week) on “innovation” activities that reflect their personal interests.

FINALLY, an MBA class I took entitled “The Management of Change” makes sense.  (It’s getting bright in here because a light bulb just turned on in my head).  Point blank, this rule allows for happier and more creative employees.  Imagine how much harder you would work 80% of the time when you were allowed to spend 20% of your time on things you are passionate about.  From an employee perspective and in theory, this rule sounds FANTASTIC!  I’m just not sure all employers would take kindly to the idea of their employees being allowed to explore personal interests on company time…. aka “goof off”??!!

Thinking of implementing an innovation policy in your workplace?  Here are some thoughts according to The Mama Bee:

1. Create a formal process for project selection, monitoring, and evaluation. At Google they track innovation time and know exactly which projects are being pursued.  Employees who want to take advantage of innovation time off should submit a brief proposal and timeline, and be able to articulate how they will measure success.    

2. Don’t worry about failure. In some ways innovation, like so many other things, is a numbers game.  You throw up 50 projects, and maybe one or two stick.  Most will fail, but you can’t know which will work unless you try.  Failure is a critical p[art of true innovation.

3. Start small. Successful pilot projects help to leverage support and build awareness.  Encourage your employees to create scalable projects that can be launched with relatively little investment.

4. Let your staff shine. Champion good ideas by facilitating and advocating, but let your employee present directly to senior management.  Managers benefit when CEOs see that they have recruited intelligent and insightful staff. 

5. Manage expectations. Not every project can be seen to fruition – in fact 95% of projects generated by your innovation policy won’t go anywhere.  You don’t want disappointed, disillusioned employees, so manage their expectations.

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