If you work for a company that values growth and development so highly that 6,000 hard working employees volunteer their time to make it happen, you’re certainly in a great spot where community and fun flourish.
Google’s Googlers-to-Googlers (g2g) program selects an internal volunteer teaching network – dedicated to help peers learn and develop, outside of their core job responsibilities. Volunteers (g2gers) coach and mentor, design learning materials like e-courses, and help with tough times and difficult conversations. They provide fun stuff, too, like salsa dancing and even fire breathing!
Google’s Head of Executive Development Programs, Sarah Devereaux, says the g2g program is 96 percent focused on work-related topics, and the rest is spent on fun, which increases engagement when everyone has something different to share. Continuous learning is a big part of Google’s culture, and Devereaux says there’s a secret to successful internal training.
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