Dilbert and Dogbert in the information age: productivity, corporate culture, and comic art

In the cartoon strip of the same name, Dilbert, an engineer, contends with the complexities and challenges of technological change and corporate restructuring. The cartoon, a satire on modern corporate culture, criticizes the pervasive influence of the business efficiency movement known as Total Quality Management. The issue of productivity in the post-modern age holds particular relevance for educators at a time when institutions of higher learning seek to restructure themselves in the image of the modern corporation.