Friday, March 28, 2008

Google's Information Policy

I've heard this before and read it again yesterday in a Dutch newspaper, 'De Volkskrant'. It was mentioned in an article about Google Z├╝rich. It was about all the good things working for Google brings to you as an employee. And in a short sentence something was said about 'information management' at Google. And who gets access to what information. It said (my translation from Dutch to English):
And all information is shared with everyone. "When I started here, I was surprised I got access to all the software code, every blueprint and all confidential documents."
This is a very simple policy statement. Of course financial data is not open to all. But I'm wondering if this really applies to all Google employees. Does Sales really have access to R&D information, for instance? Anyway, I really like the idea, because it really promotes openness and transparency in the organization.

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