catbert: it might my imagination, but it looks as if all of our employees are incompetent.
boss: we need to create a tangle of bureaucratic rules that make it impossible for them to get anything done.
catbert: you want to use inefficiency to protect us against incompetence?
boss: yin and yang.
Dilbert: I analyzed our only two options. One option costs too much, and the other option is impossible.
Boss: Let's do the impossible one.
Dilbert: Perhaps you can explain your reasoning.
Boss: According to you, we will fail either way. But if we fail in a slow and inexpensive way, no one will even notice for months. With any luck, we'll have a corporate reorganization that forever hides our gross incompetence.
Dilbert: Have you done this before?
Boss: Every six months.