The Boss says it's simple to re-engineer. Just talk to the employees who would be fired.
Start of saga: Dilbert re-engineers.
Management, re-engineer, fire, data, business process, flying monkey, design, question, success, Boss, Dilbert
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Dogbert wants to be a re-engineering consultant because he would be objective about downsizing.
Dogbert-Schemes, re-engineer, consultant, objective, downsize, attitude, robe, cherub, Dogbert, Dilbert
Dilbert recommends re-engineering the business process. It does not go well.
Management, report, recommend, re-engineer, business process, cough, skull, Dilbert, Dogbert, Boss
In the last election, Dogbert convinced Dilbert not to vote.
Politics, election, vote, disagree, Dilbert, Dogbert
Dogbert warns Dilbert his technical degree is obsolete in five years.
Engineer, obsolete, doohickey, magazine, newspaper, degree, Dilbert, Dogbert
Dogbert explains how to get rid of deadbeats and whiners in a group.
Management, reorganise, deadbeat, whine, project, competent, performance review, competition, teamwork, success, subgroup, transfer, Dogbert
The Marketing department is the Engineering department's customer.
Marketing, department, customer, feasibility study, boss, work, Dilbert, Fred, Wally
The Boss wants the budget analyst to decide which engineering projects to cut.
Budget, ignorance, strategy, engineer, intelligent, choice, Boss, Susan
The Boss claims the value of the average employee will increase.
Downsizing, value, Boss, Dilbert, Wally, Alice
The Boss announces there will be no promotions or raises this year.
Leadership, raise, inflation, uncertain, manager, leader, mathematical certainty, Boss, Dilbert, Wally
Dilbert tells the Boss that without raises, the smart people will leave.
Leadership, raise, quit, potluck, engineer, headcount, Boss, Dilbert
Dilbert calculates their worth at retirement if they get no raises.
Benefits, inflation, retire, aluminum can, shopping cart, net worth, Dilbert, Wally
Dogbert explains how to politely let somebody know they're babbling.
Personal, body language, babble, watch, smash, daily planner, polite, Heimlich Manoeuvre, Kevorkian Dodge, wristwatch, surrender, Heimlich Manoeuvre, Dilbert, Dogbert, Alice
The Boss reorganises -- again -- to help floundering projects.
Management, project, strategy, reorganise, bold, Boss, Dilbert
The Boss creates a new layer of management and hires an MBA for it.
Management, MBA, Harfurd, rabbit ears, Boss, Dilbert, Richard
The Boss asks for a name for the reorganised department.
Management, reorganise, name, food service, procurement, chips and dips, engineer, ambition, unled, Boss, Dilbert, Wally, Alice, co-worker
The Boss has a whole new take on reorganisation that involves body parts.
Management, reorganisation, liver, transplant, body part diagram, anatomy, accounting, Boss, Dilbert
Wally thinks reorganisations are excuses for getting rid of some employees.
Office Politics, organ donor, reorganise, downsize, shoulder, form, Wally, Dilbert
The Boss announces a major reorganisation to Susan, building to real bad news.
Management, reorganisation, budget, fire, bad news, Boss, Susan
Wally looks forward to retirement -- fixed income and health problems.
Professional, retire, fixed income, health, wrinkle, complain, pre-meeting, survive, productivity, Wally, Dilbert, Boss
Dilbert asks Cheryl for lunch next week.
Dating, lunch, hungry, turn down, reject, Dilbert, Cheryl
A woman turns down lunch with Dilbert because she's dead.
Dating, lunch, dead, spasm, stiff, hand truck, Dilbert, woman
Dilbert asks Lisa out for dinner but she's washing her hair.
Dating, dinner, wash, hair, coffee, clean, Dilbert, Lisa
Dogbert the prophet says the world will end in the year 2000.
Start of saga: Dogbert the prophet predicts the end of the world in the year 2000.
Y2K, doomsday, prophet, logic, world will end, round number, gullible, swami hat, Dilbert, Dogbert
Dogbert explains why the world will end in the year 2000 -- round numbers.
Y2K, world will end, round number, predict, mobile home, anxiety, swami hat, creator, universe, base ten, Dogbert, Ratbert
Dogbert asks a moron for his money, to prepare for the year 2000.
Y2K, world will end, money, evil, bank, deductible, piggy bank, savings, swami hat, Dogbert, moron
Dilbert gets performance anxiety at the automated teller machine.
Technology, ATM, bank, impatient, Mandarin Chinese, United Way, Visine, performance anxiety, glare, Dilbert, Dogbert
Wally and Dilbert are jealous Zimbu designs commercial products so fast.
Start of saga: Zimbu has an advantage using the computer -- a tail.
Science, product, design, secret, mouse, tail, cut and paste, evolution, advantage, Wally, Dilbert, Zimbu
The Boss is impressed Zimbu can design products with his tail.
Science, product, evolution, tail, mouse, design, disk drive, security software, Boss, Dilbert, Zimbu
Dilbert says if tails were an advantage, then people would have them.
Science, tail, mouse, evolution, C programmer, squirrel, whiskers, buck teeth, Dilbert, Zimbu, Boss, Rocky
Zimbu explains why tails are an advantage to use the mouse.
Science, tail, mouse, evolution, Darwin, species, extinct, Zimbu, Dilbert