Motivating people, not dogs

Do you want to know the worst answer I ever hear to the interview question “how do you motivate your team”?

It was this:

I really think it’s all about beer and biccies

Well sorry pal, I really think it isn’t.

My objection was not because beer is a savoury drink, and a biscuit is a sweet food – although that’s grounds enough – it was that something as important and complex as human motivation was reduced to something as simple and simplistic as the indiscriminate provision of the occasional treat.

I can see how it would work with dogs, but people?

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