Parkinson’s Law


“work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”


(*) C.N. Parkinson, in “Parkinson’s Law: The Pursuit of Progress”

Stock–Sanford corollary to Parkinson’s law:


“if you wait until the last minute, it only takes a minute to do”



Horstman
‘s corollary to Parkinson’s law:


“work contracts to fit in the time we give it”


 

GENERALIZATION


“the demand upon a resource tends to expand to match the supply of the resource.”
“(the reverse is not true)”


Some define the law in regard to time as:


“the amount of time that one has to perform a task is the amount of time it will take to complete the task”


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