Work Expands (or contracts) to the Time Allowed

Parkinson’s Law is a book by C. Northcote Parkinson. And this book is best known for its opening line: Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. Do you recognise it? I bet you do. Honestly, I didn’t know it had a name until I started writing this episode.

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What Happens at Work Stays at Work

I want you to be truly honest with yourself. Do you truly believe that one day you will actually go home from work with a completely clear desk? No projects left incomplete, no phone calls left to make, no emails to follow up on, no documents to edit, and no meetings to book?

The honest truth is that there will always be work left undone at the end of your busy day. Admitting this gives us some options.

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