Parkinson's Law

noun

Definition of Parkinson's Law

1 : an observation in office organization: the number of subordinates increases at a fixed rate regardless of the amount of work produced
2 : an observation in office organization: work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion

First Known Use of Parkinson's Law

1955, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Parkinson's Law

C. Northcote Parkinson †1993 English historian

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“Parkinson's Law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Parkinson%27s%20Law. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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