2. Reprimand in public. What goofball management experts ever thought up the concept of reprimanding staff privately? The concept is ludicrous. How on earth are people supposed to learn from the mistakes of others if they do not know about them? Reprimanding staff in public accomplishes two things. First, it makes the occasion much more memorable for the person you reprimand, and therefore helps avoid such mistakes in the future. Second, it sure shows the rest of them what will happen if they screw up as well. Public floggings may no longer be allowed, but properly administered; public reprimands can accomplish much the same thing. And, they keep the workplace lively and entertaining.