To improve employee productivity, Google to launch ‘Simplicity Sprint’: Report

Concerned about a second consecutive quarter of weaker-than-expected earnings and revenue, Google is embarking on what it calls a ‘simplicity sprint’. Report on CNBC.

CEO Sundar Pichai made the announcement at a meeting on Wednesday last week, a day after the company reported disappointing numbers for the second quarter in a row, the report said.

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“There are real concerns that overall our productivity is not where it needs to be with the head count that we have,” Pichai mentioned at the meeting, which was attended by more than 170,000 full-time employees, according to CNBC. A tech giant.

Urging employees to provide inputs on how to reduce confusion and ‘really raise the bar’ on product excellence and productivity, Pichai said, “We are opening the floor for employees to share their ideas internally by August 15. Survey. It is an effort for the company to get better results faster.

Besides the 50-year-old Indian-origin CEO, other senior Google executives including Chief People Officer Fiona Cicconi and Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat also attended the conference and answered questions from employees.

Meanwhile, Alphabet Inc – Google’s parent company – said in the second quarter, the tech giant’s headcount rose 21% to 174,014 full-time employees, from 144,056 at the same time last year.

In the second quarter, Google’s revenue growth slowed to 13% from 62% a year earlier.

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