It’s not always easy to put the right people in the right job. Thanks to Tom and Ray at CarTalk, we now have this (adapted for espresso machines):

Put all prospectives in a room with nothing but an espresso machine and leave them alone for 2 hrs without any instructions. After 2 hrs, check up on them and see what they’ve done:

  • Those who took the machine apart go to Engineering
  • Those who became jittery without an internet connection go to IT
  • Those who ask you what you’ve paid for the machine go to Purchasing
  • Those who were caught sleeping go to Senior Management
  • Those who don’t even look up go to Security
  • Those who tell you what a great machine you’ve got here go to Sales