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" WORK EXPANDS so as to fill the time available for its completion. "
The 101 Greatest Business Principles of All Time - Page 14
by Leslie Pockell, Adrienne Avila - 2007 - 128 pages
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A Dictionary of Public Administration

Shriram Maheshwari - 2002 - 544 pages
...you sit. 7. Murphy's Law. If anything can go wrong, it will. Every solution breeds new problems. 8. Parkinson's Law: Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. 9. Peter's Principle: A person rises to the level of his incompetence. 10. Sod's Law. If somediing...
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The Manager's Guide to Effective Meetings

Barbara J. Streibel - 2002 - 187 pages
...end. Do you recognize the name Cyril Northcote Parkinson? Probably not, but you most likely know his law — "Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion." That's certainly true for meetings. Set a time for the meeting to end. but you should indicate a start...
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Applying UML and Patterns: An Introduction to Object-oriented Analysis and ...

Craig Larman - 2002 - 627 pages
...four motivations for timeboxing an iteration. First, Parkinson's law. Parkinson wryly observed that "Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion" [Parkinson58] . Distant or fuzzy completion dates (for example, six months away), exacerbate this effect....
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The Human Organization of Time: Temporal Realities and Experience

Allen C. Bluedorn - 2002 - 367 pages
...proposed expansion of Parkinson's Law (1986, p. 97). (The original statement of Parkinson's Law was, "Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion" [Parkinson 1957, p. 2].) The time available, the length of the work period, is also another example...
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The Effective Health Care Supervisor

Charles R. McConnell - 2003 - 477 pages
..."Parkinson's Law or the Rising Pyramid." The "law" itself is stated in the book's opening sentence: Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. An edition in library binding was issued in 1996. An early mass-market paperback edition can still...
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Rich Democracies: Political Economy, Public Policy, and Performance

Harold L. Wilensky - 2002 - 922 pages
...hospitals, and corrections (Dye and McGuire, 1992, pp. 319-321, 325). 6. Parkinson (1957, p. 2) holds that "work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion" and adds two axioms: (i) "An official wants to multiply subordinates, not rivals" and (2) "Officials...
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Upgrading and Repairing PCs

Scott Mueller - 2003 - 1605 pages
...published his famous compilation of essays titled Parkinson's Law, which begins with the statement, "Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion." A corollary of Parkinson's most famous "law" can be applied to hard drives: "Data expands so as to...
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Business

布卢姆斯伯里出版公司 - 2003 - 2114 pages
...• Maintain clear objectives on what you are trying to achieve and allocate your time accordingly. 'Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion/ (C. Northcote Parkinson) Delegate • Assess which tasks can be delegated to someone else. • Choose carefully whom you delegate...
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Identifying and Managing Project Risk: Essential Tools for Failure-proofing ...

Tom Kendrick - 2003 - 354 pages
...With the scope defined, the path forward became clear. CHAPTER 4 IDENTIFYING PROJECT SCHEDULE RISK "Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. ' ' — C. NORTHCOTE PARKINSON, Parkinson 's Law Although Parkinson's observation was not backed up with any empirical data, the truth...
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Windows XP Annoyances

David A. Karp - 2002 - 564 pages
...See Chapter 3 for details. Increasing Disk Space (or What to Throw Away) Parkinson's law states that work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. Along the same lines, it's safe to say that files will quickly expand to fill the amount of available...
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