It took me many years to understand that these weren’t crazy ideas, but instead the product of Google’s core values. I learned that if you trust your employees to do the right thing, everything gets easier. Trust allows teams to be open and transparent with their most sensitive information. Being transparent and vulnerable makes it easier for people to understand what teammates are doing, which leads to a shared sense of purpose. All this seemingly fluffy stuff provides the foundation for people to be creative, productive, inspired, and happy at work.