Even if you are unfamiliar with the law, you’ve felt its influence. This law states itself plainly, “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” When I was preparing to leave for a two week trip this year I found it amazing how much I could get done on the day before the trip. It rang true with the corollary that, “if you wait until the last minute, it only takes a minute to do.”
Parkinson’s Law influences our productivity and if we don’t manage our time we will allow our duties to expand to fit the time we have available. Have you found yourself struggling with your daily duties? Has this led to frustration and caused you to be more reactive rather than proactive? Are you concerned that this lack of time is leading to anxiety in your work life? Read my blog on best practices of time management and time blocking and reach out if you’re ready to have a conversation about what you can do to reduce stress and increase productivity and growth.