BLUFParkinson’s Law states that: “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”
This article by Tiffanie Wen, writing for BBC, makes the following points:
- In his original essay, Parkinson, a naval historian, pointed out that between 1914 and 1928, in the Royal Navy, the number of ships decreased while the number of public servants increased.
- Parkinson's book so inspired Professor Stefan Thurner he turned the 'law' into a mathematical model for further study.
- Parkinson's original essay was published by The Economist in 1955, it is still available, but it sits behind a paywall: Parkinson's Law | The Economist
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