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Dogbert's Top Secret Management Handbook

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780887308819
Author(s): Scott Adams
Format: Paperback
Year: 1997
Publisher: HarperBusiness
Dimensions: 203 x 203 x 13 (w x l x h)
Pages: 192

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Behind the closed doors of corporate management lurks a manifesto so devious, so insidious, and of such diabolic power, it has the ability to transform normal human beings into paradigm-spewing zombies. Its purpose: to help bosses stick it to their employees. Its author: none other than Dogbert, the canine corporate consultant out to rule the world.

All too often, new managers make mistakes such as rewarding good work with good pay, communicating clearly and improving departmental efficiency. Dogbert shows that this could have devastating consequences: Employees begin to expect fair treatment and compensation, productive workers show results (making managers look bad by comparison), and the department's future budget allotment could be decreased because it spends only what it needs.

Drawing from his years of experience tormenting Dilbert and advising his boss, our Machiavellian mutt uses pithy essays, illustrated by scores of comic strips, to teach neophyte managers such potent practices as:

The power of verbal instructions: Sound like a boss while maintaining complete deniability

Empty promises of promotion: all the motivational benefits, none of the costs

Pretending to care: Learn how to hear without listening

Incentives: Inspire employees by giving them worthless knickknacks

Once again firmly establishing Scott Adams as the spokesman for the absurdities of the workplace (and Dogbert as the guru of stickin Please click here to ask a question
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