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At Google, Encouraging Employees to Experiment

Everyone knows that Google develops some of the most-used tools of our digital lives. But who develops the Googlers?

Enter Michele Wolfenstein, BSBA ’97 and program manager of Google’s Learning and Development department in the Americas. Based in the company’s New York office, Wolfenstein works on Google’s internal training program, encouraging all employees to embrace the culture of experimentation and innovation.

“You have to be two things to succeed at Google,” she said. “You have to be comfortable with change and adapt quickly, and you have to be able to think 10x big.”

There’s no such thing as incremental change at Google, according to Wolfenstein. “Radical change is ingrained here; we foster it at every level of the company. It’s my job to make sure every Googler learns to do this and contributes to our internal credibility.” KN mark

Photographer: Justin Bridges, BSBA ’08

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