This fake satirical article is absolutely hilarious. take a read through.

I think it does make some valid points though. Unhappy employees can’t be band-aided with short term small rewards to plug a cracking damn. I definitely think it’s important to do small things like that though for your employees to show your appreciation whenever possible but when there’s major employee issues/problems that needs to be addressed steps have to be taken immediately and incrementally to improve and work on those. If the employee is in the loop and sees that you’re making that effort and you’re transparent and honest about reasons to them then you gain their trust. If an employee doesn’t feel their voice is being heard or their issues aren’t being looked at seriously you can run the risk of losing them in the future. Feeling valued and respected and knowing your voice is heard goes a long ways.