Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Proving Dilbert's Principle

I'm Dilbert's fan just like most of the engineer/technical guy out there. We done most of the task just to make our management happy.

The Dilbert Principle said that:

The most ineffective workers are systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage: management.

Since I'm an engineer, we would like to know how true is this statement.

Profession Tasks/Contribution Risks/Dangerous
Scientist Create atomic bomb Extreme high
Chemical eng. Build reactor Very high, scientist best partner.
Mechanical eng. Build weapon High
Civil eng. Build target High, team with mech. eng.
Electrical eng. Build power supply High, the black hand behind everything
Policeman Rescue / kill human High
Lawyer Kill / rescue human Low
Doctor Rescue / kill human Low, form the three musketeer with policeman and lawyer.
Management Create policies None

As showed by the table, we know that the management main contribution to the world is create policies which need not proves, reasons, or logics. They mainly base on statistic, where statistic itself is a big lier.

Policies basically wouldn't hameful to human life, but create lots of unexplainable actions which are not logic.

By then, we proved Dilbert Principle.