NextGen co-founder Leon Stavrou writes in the Huffington Post that you don’t have to be a high-tech company to organize yourself for success. He sees three lessons in Google’s recent reorganization for teams of any size — from the smallest startup, to the biggest in the business.
Lesson #2?: If you’re comfortable where you are, you’re falling behind. Noting that Google’s Larry Page says that “over time, companies tend to get comfortable doing the same thing, just making incremental changes. But in the technology industry, you need to be a bit uncomfortable to stay relevant,” Stavrou says even a small non-profit needs to take big risks.
“Mentoring networks? Virtual internships? Google hangouts? Crowdfunding for campus groups? Promoting STEM careers? Our little non-profit had no experience with any of these ideas, so each time failure was a real possibility. But each time we went ahead and learned how—and added to the ways we help young Greek Americans succeed.”
I run a small non-profit, but I see three big lessons for little organizations like ours — as well as for the young men and women we serve — in the evolution announced on Monday by one of the most innovative organizations on the planet — the high-tech giant Google. Read more at: huffingtonpost.com