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C. Northcote Parkinson Quotes

(1909-1993), British Historian, Political Scientist

A committee is organic rather than mechanical in its nature: it is not a structure but a plant. It takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts, and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom in their turn.

Category: Committees And Meetings

Expenditures rise to meet income.

Category: Cost

The Law of Triviality... briefly stated, it means that the time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.

Category: Finance

Expansion means complexity and complexity decay.

Category: Focus

Delay is the deadliest form of denial.

Category: Procrastination

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. General recognition of this fact is shown in the proverbial phrase ''It is the busiest man who has time to spare.''

Category: Work