The Boss says they need buy-in from managers who don't care.
Management, product, process, problem, buy in, executive oversight, overhead projector, bulb, blind, presentation, Boss, Dilbert
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The Boss reports an employee survey shows employees believe there is no company strategy.
Management, employee survey, strategy, quality team, stock options, ninnies, presentation, Boss, Ted
The Boss announces a study of their bad decision making process.
Management, interdisciplinary task force, bad decision making process, X-ray, skull, Dilbert, Boss
The Boss announces management by physical intimidation.
Management, manage by physical intimidation, stupid, smack, Boss, Dilbert
Instead of right-sizing, the company is bright-sizing, where bright employees leave.
Office Politics, right-sizing, bright-sizing, bright employees, banana, smart, lunch, Ted, Dilbert, Wally
Dilbert's project was approved by the president, but with no budget so it's a doomed project. Unless...
Project, approval, president, budget, doom, executive, hype, take over, joy, Boss, Dilbert, marketing supervisor
Ted complains he's given the company everything he's got.
Management, dignity, self-esteem, creativity, blood drive, give all you've got, Ted, Boss, Dilbert, Wally, Alice
As the employees give blood, they worry the company may be too competitive.
Health, blood drive, competitive, gurney, Ted, Dilbert, Wally
The engineers get a window view by sitting on stacks of binders.
Office Politics, window view, binder, business plan, prairie dog, Dilbert, Wally, Boss, Ted
Dogbert the consultant tells how a process can compensate for the employees.
Dogbert-Schemes, consultant, business process, sloth, process, incompetence, apathy, Dogbert
Dogbert recommends engineers order their own office supplies.
Dogbert-Schemes, consultant, office supplies, rich, put options, stock, steal, management approval, engineer, Dogbert, Wally
The Boss reduces headcount by a new form of Russian roulette.
Management, headcount, doughnut, humane, lottery, fire, downsize, Boss, Dilbert, Wally, Ted, Alice
The Boss promotes Al because he has no valuable technical knowledge.
Management, promotion, district manager, technical, valuable, Boss, Dilbert, Al, Alice
The Boss assigns Dilbert to the project that would not die.
Management, motivational speech, project that would not die, funding, status quo, honesty, Boss, Dilbert
Wally enjoys nit-picking Dilbert's first draft.
Office Politics, first draft, suggestion, nit-picking, marriage, blinkers, Wally, Dilbert
The Boss uses Dilbert's project report as a foot rest.
Management, project report, binder, foot rest, performance review, Dilbert, Boss
The Boss announces a ten percent saving because of the paperless office concept.
Management, paperless office, restroom, back of hand, toilet paper, Boss, Wally
Wally complains managers get good computers and engineers do not.
Technology, 286, SPARC workstation, screen saver, scroll text, unfair, Wally, Boss
Wally threatens to lower his job performance.
Office Politics, career, performance, balance of power, curse, Wally, Boss
Dilbert describes how he created a document at a staff meeting.
Meeting, accomplishment, document, desktop publishing, training, clip art, icon, digitise, photo, multi-column, digitise, photo, topic, content, Boss, Dilbert
The Boss says the turnover rate is low because they only hire people who can't work elsewhere.
Consultant, turnover, rate, metric, skill, Dogbert, Boss
Success can be measured by the number of repeat customers, Dogbert says.
Consultant, success, customer, repeat, warranty, replace, Dogbert, Boss
Dilbert loses the mental connection between job performance and salary.
Office Politics, performance, salary, mental connection, flick fingers, paid, Dilbert, Wally, Alice
Dilbert shows Ted he can get paid for flicking his fingers.
Office Politics, performance, flick fingers, standing around, sound of success, paid, Dilbert, Boss, Alice, Wally, Ted
Dogbert gives Liz a test to see if she can continue to see Dilbert.
Dating, test, reason, superior, cute, fingernail, she-devil, Dogbert, Liz
The Boss comes up with a really long name for the group -- and a business card to match.
Management, name, group, research, technology, business card, excellence, quality, engineer, science, information, efficient, Boss, Wally
The Boss moves Dilbert to another cubicle. Dilbert thinks it's just a game.
Management, cubicle, move, efficiency, project, dress code, pawn, bishop, chess, communication, Boss, Dilbert, Wally
A portion of the salary plan now depends on the success of the team, the Boss says.
Management, salary, team, success, resume, printer, Boss, Wally, Dilbert
Dogbert wins the bid to run the tech support hot line.
Tech Support, bid, hotline, support call, telephone, Boss, Dogbert
Dogbert solves a tech support problem by asking the caller to stand on his chair and shout.
Tech Support, problem, stand on chair, manual, support call, Dogbert