Carrot or Stick…?

Carrots and sticks; the means by which we govern unruly beasts. It’s a combination of both of these motivations that works best. Too many carrots induce feelings of entitlement and boredom. And too much use of the stick causes unnecessary pain. Yet it’s worth remembering that people aren’t beasts of burden, and that to get the best from them, we need to be invested in common goals.