Parkinson’s Law

     Work expands to fill the time available for its completion.
     Parkinson’s Second Law. Expenditure rises to meet income.
     Parkinson’s Third Law. A person denied the possibility of making important decisions will regard as important those decisions he is allowed to make.

The British naval historian Cyril Northcote Parkinson is the author of Parkinson’s Law, which is, along with Murphy’s Law, one of the first and best-known of the Unofficial Rules.

Click on Parkinson’s Law  for Parkinson’s explanation of his law in a 1955 article in The Economist.

Click on Guru: C. Northcote Parkinson for background on Parkinson from The Economist.

Click on Obituary: Professor C. Northcote Parkinson for his life story in The Independent.


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