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New Internal Document Lays Out Theory On Why Google Has Become So Slow

A new document is spilling the beans on why leading tech giant Google has suddenly become so slow.

The document that arises in the form of a presentation was created by the tech giant's own ex-employee and he went to the great extent of comparing the organization to the likes of slime mold, which is rather interesting.

Google is currently working with a size of 186,000 people and most of the complaints that have come forward have arisen through the likes of employees and even the firm’s own CEO. They feel the organization is just too slow and bureaucratic and not productive enough.

While it might be a common symptom seen by any firm during the overall growth process, one internal document by the company that was circulated today is giving a better explanation as to why such changes may be taking place or what the cause behind such a massive coordination headwind has become.

The Alphabet-owned firm really takes immense pride in tackling its own problems, no matter how massive they may end up being as explained by the former worker who handled products such as Google Maps and Google Chrome. Recently, it’s beginning to feel super slow, and even performing the simplest tasks of them all takes a long time.

The document that was first witnessed by media outlet Insider says that the former employee couldn’t help but mention why things end up being so hard at the firm. But it’s the company’s own bottom-up strategy for an organizational structure that has really made it so slow in recent times. And according to him, the hidden force is a term reserved for this endeavor.

Calling it slime mold, he even provided a justification as to why he’s doing just that too. He says it’s like an organism that is single-celled and works independently but also together to create a bigger network.

It is placed on a sliding scale that runs from top to bottom and it’s always present toward the lower end of the scale. Moreover, you can better think of it as an integral part of the culture that gets reinforced by hiring and through the likes of promotional processes. Only the mere existence has turned out to be ambiguous.
Another integral part of this culture is linked to questioning founders at weekly meetings and making memes on the firm’s internal site. And while the idea of slime mold might sound unappealing to some, they end up doing some great things and by that, we mean adding more value as compared to the sum of the parts involved.

The larger such firms grow, the greater the number of processes can decrease in speed, as so many of the parts function as independent units. And in the end, what you get is mess behavior that’s incredibly hard to predict or grab full control over.

For now, Google is staying silent on the big claims made in the internal document by its former employee but they might be coming up with something soon.


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