10 Rules Oprah’s Staff Must Follow

Oprah Winfrey is a talk show legend who hosted her hit self-titled “The Oprah Winfrey Show” from 1986 to 2011. Her goal with the show was to address issues affecting people on a large scale. Since then,

Oprah co-founded Oxygen, Harpo Productions, a film and video company, and launched OWN (The Oprah Winfrey Network).

With a cumulative value of over $3.5 billion, it takes a lot of organization and foresight to keep your businesses running smoothly.

Here are 10 strict rules that Oprah’s staff must follow in order to be a part of her team.

1. Sign a watertight confidentiality agreement.

Oprah likes to keep her private life private. The people who work for her know details of the mega-mogul’s life that the general public would never know.

To keep her most intimate secrets confidential, Oprah employs one of the best advertising and legal teams in the business. Not surprisingly, while most NDAs are time-limited, her staff are required to sign lifetime agreements.

In 2000, Oprah defended the restraining gag order for employees by saying, “I have to function in an environment where I feel like I can trust my employees.”

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2. Security is a top priority. Only the best need to apply.

Oprah takes the security of her studio very seriously. She is well aware that anyone can fall victim to a criminal with bad intentions. Her security must be the best of the best.

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