Assignment 2: Who’s Really in Charge?
Imagine that you are on the Google board of directors. Evaluate the following case study
and report back to your fellow board members.
To prepare for this assignment, complete the following activities:
1. Read the Chapter 5 Leadership Case Problem: “Keeping the Cloud Computing
2. Research the Google 20 percent time program, both on the company Web site and in
an independent article.
Write a four to five (4-5) page paper that answers the following:
1. Determine the leadership styles and qualities used by both Google management and
by Bisciglia in this case and which one is more effective. Justify your answers.
2. Analyze how situational leadership is relevant to this case.
3. Examine the Google 20 percent time program and its impact on employee and
4. Determine if Google as a company has a preferred leadership style and its impact on
The format of the paper is to be as follows:
o Typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman font (size 12), one-inch margins on
all sides, APA format.
o Use headers for each of the subjects being covered, followed by your response.
o In addition to the four to five (4–5) pages required, a title page is to be included.
The title page is to contain the title of the assignment, your name, the
instructor’s name, the course title, and the date.
Note: You will be graded on the quality of your answers, the logic/organization of the
report, your language skills, and your writing skills.
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