Steve at DIY Planner has been busy. Here's what he has to say for himself:
...this spirit of unadulterated self-interest is what you want to go for when sacrificing your co-workers. This is not as crazy as it sounds. Many companies use punitive measures to ensure hard work and loyalty from their employees, but human sacrifice goes far beyond a simple firing or unpaid leave. If everybody knows that the worst employees get killed, well, people will want to do a good job, won't they?
Read the whole thing. Dindrane would have posted this herself but she's already applying these techniques down the accounts receivable division here at SDI HQ.