So to return to your question: does Parkinson's law
of triviality apply to the [agency] procurement process?
Anyone who needs to read each word of a letter or article in order to understand its essence or theme should at least be capable of recognising irony and Parkinson's Law
says that work expands to fit the time available - tasks take as long as you give them.
Combining this new unlimited source of revenue and Parkinson's Law
that states "expenditures will rise to meet income" gives you the outrageous salaries of elected officials.
Northcote Parkinson, a British historian and author formulated Parkinson's Law
Become less efficient: While Parkinson's law
('Work expands to fill the time available for its completion') has never been repealed, sometimes allowing your work to expand is exactly what to do.
Without being pejorative, figures of this type tend to follow a derivative of Parkinson's law
, expanding to fit the available space on the balance sheet.
Whatever the merit of Parkinson's Law
, the blunt economic truth is that Birmingham is not doing as well as many of its competitor cities.
With application sizes doubling every 18 months according to Gate's Law and the associated file sizes growing at nearly the same rate as dictated by Parkinson's Law
, end-users are often finding data transfer times unacceptably slow on networks running at less than 1 Gb/s.
As Parkinson's Law
reveals, a rising number of civil servants seldom reflects a growing volume of work to be done.
works for pasts independently of the character of their incumbents .
But his major claim to fame was Parkinson's Law
(1957), which began a delightful series of books about how organizations make decisions, particularly bad ones.
A modern-day Parkinson's Law
decrees that the more press officers there are, the less the voters believe the politicians.
In the spatial equivalent of Parkinson's Law
where ' work expands so as to fill the time available', many manufacturing processes spread out to encompass any unused floor space they may have.
Increasing Productivity with Decreasing Time Limits: A Field Replication of Parkinson's Law