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Subject:RE: Another question I've had for years... From:"Goldstein, Dan" <DGoldstein -at- DeusTech -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Thu, 14 Oct 2004 08:29:47 -0400
I hope that references to food were in earnest. Nothing fosters
collaboration and teamwork like a big box of doughnuts.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: TechComm Dood
> Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 1:26 AM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Subject: Re: Another question I've had for years...
> > Jim Barrow wrote:
> > "How would you get information from subject matter
> > experts that are
> > being...difficult? Let's say that they never had the
> > time to speak
> > with you, or they were reluctant to give you the
> > information that you needed."
> Responses centered around bribery with food and drink (which I assume
> were in jest).
> I don't like "rewards" for fostering collaboration. I know many do it,
> but I don't condone it, at least not if you don't do it wisely (that
> is, once and only once to get a point across that a TEAM has to WORK
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