Parkinson's Law

noun

Definition of Parkinson's Law

  1. 1 :  an observation in office organization: the number of subordinates increases at a fixed rate regardless of the amount of work produced

  2. 2 :  an observation in office organization: work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion

Origin and Etymology of parkinson's law

C. Northcote Parkinson †1993 English historian


First Known Use: 1955


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