Master Muppeteer, Jim Henson, relied heavily on building trust in his office (which he called the workshop). This made the workplace an enjoyable place to work.
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Good day and welcome to the Leading with nice daily. My name is Mathieu Yuill in this week we’re going to look at some blog posts that we have onleadingwithnice.com I always tell you for more on this topic, visit leadingwithnice.com and you’re probably wondering what that means. We have a blog there with some great posts. So this week I’m just going to talk about one blog post each day and today we’re going to talk about my very favorite one. This doesn’t necessarily do the best, but I really enjoyed researching and writing it and it’s titled trust lessons from master McAteer, Jim Henson. I really wish I had been able to work for Jim Henson in the Muppet office, which was known as a workshop. Everybody got to contribute creatively. In fact, even the janitor or the custodian or the caretaker was able to speak into the creative process and what that did, what Jim Henson told fast company magazine was that this really created an environment where people enjoyed coming to work.
You know, you may not love the idea of coming to work every day and doing your task, but if you have the opportunity to speak creatively into your organization, you’re going to enjoy work a lot more. And one of the things that Jim Henson said is that because he was able to allow everybody to speak into the creative process, employees did not fear the boss. Even ones that typically might have some reverence to the boss or you know, may think there’s something special employees at the workshop, didn’t fear the boss. And that’s a really good thing. You should want that. So for more on this topic, visit leadingwithnice.com we want to help you inspire others, build loyalty, and get results. Talk to you again tomorrow.