Work expands to fill the time available for its completion.

This is also known as Parkinson’s Law. But earlier today I dug up from the Internet Archive this gem of a post (you should read it all, really):

Parkinson inferred this effect from two central principles governing the behavior of bureaucrats:

1. Officials want to multiply subordinates, not rivals.
2. Officials make work for one another.

Just a note when I seek to understand big organization behavior.

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