Somehow, I understand Dogberts' reaction: if a manager solves problems that his collaborators should have solved, he start attracting problems. Before you know it, the collaborators are responsible for nothing......
Salbert, I was just thinking the EXACT same thing as a defense contractor. The fact that this mindless drivel actually makes sense to us and inspires us is very worrisome about us being able to continue to be a part of normal society.
Actually, most projects suffer when you add staff, at least once the project is behind schedule. And it's usually the "generic manager" who includes "add more people" in his toolbox of inanities and pulls it out when a project gets behind. It only makes the problem worse.
I've worked in the federal government for over 25 years, both sides of it (federal worker and contractor). Dogbert is typical of the managers I've had! As a contractor, I actually make a living being "inspired" by drivel like that. Thanks for bringing my everyday to life, Scott!