In a 1955 edition of The Economist, Cyril Parkinson coined the adage “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” While intended as the simple lead sentence to a humorous article, the adage gained a life of its own, reinforced by John Murray’s 1958 book of essays, Parkinson’s Law: The Pursuit of Progress.
From humor to reality: studies were then conducted within Great Britain’s Colonial Office to determine the causes of an inexplicable growth in overhead. The findings?
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