The following quotes symbolizes the 3M’s approach to managing people and company. The following are phrases from McKnight from 3M.
“Listen to anyone with an original idea, no matter how absurd it might sound at first”
“Encourage; don’t nitpick. Let people run with an idea”
“Hire good people, and leave them alone”
“If you put fences around people, you get sheep. Give people the room they need”
“Encourage experimental doodling”
“Give it a try-and quick!”