For an already fragile industry, with high rates of mental health issues, the last few years have been a trial for the creative industries. The challenge continues as organisations approximate a return to business as usual while navigating absences due to COVID and ongoing audience apprehension about attending live events. The need to establish working environments that can weather such storms is particularly prominent today. As the old adage goes: a happy worker is a productive worker. So should we be focussed on keeping everyone happy?