Dilbert arrives at home and says to Dogbert, "Today I distributed 36 copies of my business case to various managers for approval." Dilbert sits on the armrest of the couch and continues, "By my count, 20 are being misplaced, 6 managers will try to kill it for personal gain and 10 will come back with irrelevant questions." Dilbert says, "When I die I want to be buried, not cremated, so I can at least make ONE lasting impression on the earth." Dogbert says, "I was planning to mail your corpse to somebody I don't like."
- How to reorganize for success
Put All your deadbeats and whiners in one sub group.
Deadbeats: we don't want to be a subgroup.
-Give them a project that duplicates work being done by more competent people elsewhere in the company.-
Soon, the manager of the competent people will find out you're duplicating his work.
Man: You're on my turf
Dogbert: Boo hoo
- He'll make a play to get your project under his control.-
Man: They should be transferred to my control.
- Before you transfer the deadbeats. Give them high performance reviews to conceal your treachery
Deadbeat: Godlike ? wow!
Dogbert: I'll miss you.
- In time, the manager who took your losers will fail, this decreasing competition for promotions.
Dogbert: Next week I'll discuss teamwork - the managers obstacle to success.