The Janitor at NASA

The Janitor at NASA

Aug 24, 2021

From Stories From A Corporate Coach, Richard Winfield, 2013

There is a story about a group of students from Harvard Business School who visited NASA at Houston in the 1960s to learn about the application of vision, mission and values in space.

Two of the party were talking in the men's restroom, where a janitor was mopping the floor.

One said to the other: "We have heard all about NASA's vision, mission and values, let's test it out in practice. Let's ask this janitor what he is doing here."

They did this and were pleased to receive the reply: "I am helping to put a man on the moon."