The ABC’s They Didn’t Teach You at Muncie College of Business Administration*
*But might be teaching you now if this is a textbook for a class you’re currently taking at Muncie College of Business Administration.
C Is for Carrot
The carrot is the reward and the stick is the punishment, or does “stick” refer to the stick from which we hang the carrot and if that’s the case, why do we not recognize the string in this famous management idiom? What about people who don’t like carrots? For them, the carrot is a stick and if the carrot is big enough, it really can be a stick. In business, we must remember that some people consider punishment a reward and some people are vegetarians.
Think about it: Be the string.