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Here are 10 traits that Google thinks make best managers

According to a former VP of Google, the results of the study yielded a statistically significant improvement in manager quality for 75 percent of its worst-performing managers.

November 03, 2020 / 10:47 PM IST

After the botched Project Oxygen, a 2002 study that tried to assess why managers didn't matter in an organisation, Google set out to understand the exact opposite: what traits make a good manager?

For a brief time, Project Oxygen even experimented with no managers, who were seen more as an obstruction than facilitators, in pursuit of a flat organisational structure but it didn't work, Inc. reported.

So, the search engine giant decided to do the opposite and find out the common behaviours of their very best managers.  The findings were put to use 2010 and the results were impressive, says the report.

According to Laszlo Bock, the then senior vice-president VP of Google, at the results of the study yielded a statistically significant improvement in manager quality for 75 percent of its worst-performing managers.