Will the loss of “20% time” at Google stifle innovation in the company?
aiden 16 weeks ago
Google has apparently eliminated the former practice of letting employees spend 20% of their time on independent projects since Larry Page took over the helm. You might say, hey, this is a business not a playground, suck it up and do work 100% of the time like the rest of us. Well, that 20% time led to the development of “toys” such as AdSense, Google Talk and Gmail. By eliminating this and moving into a more rigidly structured, traditionally corporate work environment, will Google damage it’s ability to develop innovative products?
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