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Do You Have A New Year’s Resolution?

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I wanted to remind you about your appointment with Parkinson’s Law AND Where you were 10 years ago !
Do You Have A New Year’s Resolution? 
I’m interested in what you are planning!
We might be able to team our efforts! follow my discussion on this blog
KEEPING YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTION: THE abc’s OF PARKINSON’S LAW
 
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Dictionary
Wordsmith Words 
(PAHR-kin-suhnz law)
noun
Any of several satirical observations propounded as economic laws, especially "Work expands to fill the time available for its completion."


Etymology
After Cyril Northcote Parkinson (1909-1993).

Usage
"According to Murphy’s Law, this column will have a mistake in it. According to Parkinson’s Law, it will take you as long to read this column as the time you allot to reading it." — Rob Kyff, This Column Obeys All Laws, The Hartford Courant, Nov 11, 1998.

 
Corollaries
In time, however, the first-referenced meaning of the phrase has dominated, and sprouted several corollaries:

for example, the derivative relating to computers:   Data expands to fill the space available for storage. (software bloat)
"Parkinson’s second law", is "expenditures rise to meet income".

Generalisation
"Parkinson’s Law" could be generalized further still as:

The demand upon a resource tends to expand to match the supply of the resource. 

Related efficiency
Parkinson also proposed a rule about the efficiency of administrative councils.

He defined a coefficient of inefficiency with the number of members as the main determining variable.
 Under Parkinson’s law organizations become infected with a disease termed injelitis, which causes the organization to become moribund, resulting in little constructive activity and accomplishment.
 
 
"…HE’S CHECKING IT TWICE."
Make your list - And check it twice!
I hope… 
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THE abc’s OF PARKINSON’S LAW 
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To your success.
 
Sincerely Yours,
 
L e s

 

 
Les Heichel
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Written by Les Heichel

December 21, 2009 at 12:30 pm