Parkinson's Law


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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