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  •  the Dilbert quotient (5+ / 0-)

    Someone once suggested that workplace morale is inversely correlated with the number of Dilbert comics pinned to cubicle walls and bulletin boards.

    I have found this to be a pretty good management metric.


    Most models are wrong, but some are useful.

    by etbnc on Wed May 15, 2013 at 11:56:46 AM PDT

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    •  Very true! (3+ / 0-)
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      What's especially telling is how many people had the Dilbert cartoons displayed on the exterior of their cubicle walls. That's how you can tell who has really checked out!

      Those who do not understand history are condemned to repeat it... in summer school.

      by cassandracarolina on Wed May 15, 2013 at 11:59:17 AM PDT

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    •  But there is a qualifier to this (3+ / 0-)

      Some workers pin up Dilbert comics on their walls regardless of the general morale: they simply have a dark sense of humor. The solution is to factor those people out & work from there.

      Incidentally, when I worked as a contractor at HP a while back, & noticed someone had taped a photocopy of an article about how employees were hoping for a change now that Carly Fiorina had been ousted. Even then it was an old article, but the fact it was still up...

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