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Hollywood-sanctioned talk is often surprising, but at last week’s Emmy radio show there were some co-workers.
One winner started his address with a distant shout. One used F-words, over and over again, and another said he wanted to thank a colleague in the audience who unfortunately chose the moment to “go lose”.
All three played Ted Lasso, A US comedian about a young American crazy coach (Ted Lasso) who was hired to oversee the English Premier League team even though he knew nothing about England or his football.
Most people I know liked it. A few scandals and many didn’t watch because it wanted to subscribe to Apple TV Plus.
Personally, I haven’t been able to find enough, though out there, it just doesn’t send a difference between the Brits and the corny Americans straying near the schmaltz.
It saves and shows how men bully others, as well as divorce, anxiety and various workplace problems, from bad bosses to members of gangs.
This may explain why it has become so popular in LinkedIn.
Brad Smith, a former Intuit executive, financial services team, is one of many LinkedIn members who have been encouraged to submit their posts leadership training Ted Lasso in the last 12 months.
A Toyota dealer in Florida, a California police chief, a trainer in Louisiana have done the same.
Everyone has Ted’s likes but few disagree with Jennifer Dulski, US chief of staff, who wrote in July about one of Lasso’s most iconic characters.
“First and foremost, Ted is kind to everyone he meets, whether it’s a friend, a boss, an Uber driver, a journalist, or a lover,” he said. “They really care about the people around them, and that kindness touches their very lives and makes them feel good about themselves.”
Or as Brad Smith put it: “When you use the time to connect and take care of people properly, you will achieve great good.”
Why have so many found the manager’s kindness so appealing? Is it because corruption is widespread?
One would think so, because of the faith rooted in Peter’s point, the idea that workers come to the point where they cannot do well. In other words, if people are skilled at their job, they are constantly encouraged until they reach a place where they have no hope, where they live and prosper.
Interestingly, the evidence for this is mixed. About 13% of workers in Europe have bad employers, according to a 2019 Study of the nearly 30,000 workers who claim to be the world’s first accountant for crisis.
It showed that managers wrote about four out of five, of which five are excellent, on conditions that include two things Lasso does in the pages. Both are known to make employees happy in real life: provide helpful answers and appreciate good work.
So why does the evil boss’s idea persist? I think that’s because their problems are so serious. Prominent, half of employees say they have resigned from the supervisor’s escape at some point, Gallup data displayed.
The lousy boss’s idea is the most dangerous in the midst of a global epidemic, which undoubtedly explains part of Lasso’s petition.
This did not happen. In the UK, 45% of workers think their organization feels more sympathetic to co-workers than it was before the epidemic, a survey showed last week, and 35% say they now have more workplace motivation.
I hope this will continue. One of the things I found out was how I felt, when I heard Stephen Fry say something about another family specialist, PG Wodehouse, which I doubt I would have linked to a working life sooner rather than later.
In launching one of Wodehouse’s books, Fry says the author inspired him immensely.
“He taught me something about good manners: it is enough to be calm, to be calm, to laugh, to be kind.” This is a good lesson for Ted Lasso and, as 18 months ago has shown, it is wise to understand in real life.