How does Google, a 20-year-old company with over 40,000 employees, maintain its innovation and success? By investing in the culture of its most valuable asset: the people who work there.
Monika Broecker, who co-founded Google’s School of Personal Growth, and has gone on to found her own Personal Growth Program, was interviewed in an article at bigthink.com. The School of Personal Growth was an offering by Google to help its employees “grow as people,” offering courses such as “The Neuroscience of Empathy” and “Search Inside Yourself.”
According to Broeker, the inclusion of a personal growth curriculum is “absolutely essential” to businesses. The most important argument for the program at Google was the reduction in health care costs. “What are people going to the doctor for? We looked into the costs for medical claims and prescription drug claims. We found that a considerable part of health claims were for psycho-physical problems such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, etc.”
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