parkinson's law meaning

  • Noun: Parkinson's law
    1. C. Northcote Parkinson's cynical observation that the number of subordinates in an organization will increase linearly regardless of the amount of work to be done 
    2. C. Northcote Parkinson's cynical observation that work will expand so as to fill the time available for its completion

    Type of: observation, reflection, reflexion [Brit]

    Encyclopedia: Parkinson's law

  • [Business]
    noun [U]

    the humorous idea that work will always take as long as the time available for it

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