Parkinson’s law and your commuting time
3 May, 2020

Most of us recently stopped driving back and forth to work. And schools. And after-school programs.

But does anyone feel like they don’t actually have “extra” time?

That’s because of one of the enemies of hourly-measured creative professionals: Parkinson’s Law.

Work expands to fill the time available for its completion

Parkinson (1955, The Economist)

Has your work stretched into the available hours of the day? You might have to start commuting again soon! What will you do? Probably the same stuff as before if you’re measured for the time inputs instead of the results outputs of your work.

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