Fixing the Bike(shed). A conversation about how to deal with Bikeshedding

Have you ever been in a meeting where you spend an eternity discussing something relatively trivial, and then microseconds on something significant? If the answer is yes, the chances are you’ve been Bikeshedding… Bikeshedding is the common name for Parkinson’s Law of Triviality:  … ‘the amount of time a committee will spend discussing an item […]

Parkinson’s Law 1. Work expands to fit the time available for its completion.

My treasured 1962 paperback version Why do we waste so much time on trivial things in work? This is an explanation I think should be on the syllabus of every management development programme and business school in the land. It’s like one of those fundamental truths that get overlooked, because it’s slightly inconvenient and uncomfortable. I […]