“The maintenance man is moving the thermostat in our office today. I started talking with him about the "Thermostat Wars" [from Dilbert comics]. He told me about one office with 30 women where they could never get the temperature to an agreeable level. At his suggestion they installed 20 dummy thermostats around the office. Everyone was told that each thermostat controlled the zone around itself.
Problem solved. Now that everyone has "control" of their own thermostat there is no problem.”
Posted by Scott Adams on Dilbert Blog on August 16, 2006.