Subscribe to Inc. magazine
GREAT LEADERS

10 Leaders and the Surprising Ways They Stay Productive

How Arianna Huffington, Larry Page, Richard Branson, and others keep on top of it all.
10 Leaders and the Surprising Ways They Stay Productive
Larry Page: Fire Your Assistant
One of the Google cofounder’s goals as reinstated CEO is to restore a start-up sensibility to the search giant. That means flattening bureaucratic structures and maximizing opportunities for face time. To that end, Page is encouraging employees to trade offices for open floor desks and ditch intermediaries. Page told Wired in a 2011 profile that he and Brin abruptly decided to get rid of their assistants after they found themselves scheduled in too many undesired meetings. “Most people aren’t willing to ask me if they want to meet with me,” he says. “They’re happy to ask an assistant.” Anyone who wants his attention, now has to approach him.
Advertisement
REORDER

Last updated: Jun 29, 2011


Register on Inc.com today to get full access to:
All articles  |  Magazine archives | Livestream events | Comments
EMAIL
PASSWORD
EMAIL
FIRST NAME
LAST NAME
EMAIL
PASSWORD

Or sign up using: