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Google to share its management tools with the world

Google is sharing its management tools for processionals to emulate them in their work. Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive documents used by managers at Google. It ranges from feedback and career development to setting agendas for one-on-ones, and codify the insights Google gleaned from spending years analyzing reviews and other observable data at the company to determine essential leadership traits.


Here’s an overview of what’s available.

  • Manager feedback survey [Google Forms survey] – Managers need actionable feedback to understand how they’re doing and how they can develop. Use this sample Manager Feedback Survey from Google to gather developmental feedback for your managers.
  • New manager training course materials [slides, facilitator guide, and student workbook] – Learning to manage other people does not necessarily come naturally when someone becomes a manager. Management is a set of skills that can be taught. Review Google’s new manager training materials and adapt them to your organization’s culture and needs.
  • Career conversation worksheet – Google encourages managers to have regular, dedicated career conversations with employees. Help your managers structure these conversations with this simple conversation framework.
  • “One Simple Thing” worksheet – Google’s best managers show care for their teams not just professionally but personally as well. Managers can use this popular goal-setting practice to openly discuss non-work goals with team members.
  • 1:1 meeting agenda template – Frequent meetings with individual team members give managers a regular opportunity to provide feedback and guidance. This meeting agenda template can help your managers hold effective 1:1 (“one-on-one”) meetings.
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