A wise person once observed that the amoeba (a single cell organism) will move towards a sugar lump if you place one near to it. It will also move away from being prodded with a lollypop stick. Interesting. More importantly, however, he went on to observe that human beings are infinitely more complex than the amoeba. It stands to reason, then, that the traditional ‘carrot & stick’ style of management won’t always work with people. (Stay with it, though, if you manage a team of amoebae).