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What's it called when

Post: # 287590Post daffodiltulip
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:56 pm

someone protracts a job so that it fills their time, so as to leave little or no time to do anything else, as a way of avoiding working more than they want.

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Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:11 pm

Procrastination?

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Post: # 287592Post daffodiltulip
Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:16 am

Not that one

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Re: What's it called when

Post: # 287593Post bonniethomas06
Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:14 am

Gah, there is definitely a word for it - how annoying I can't remember. It is a term used by Taylor in the Scientific Management theory. Will dig out my old MBA textbook and have a look for you later!
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Post: # 287594Post bonniethomas06
Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:20 am

Found it! It was Weber, not Taylor - he described the practice of working deliberately inefficiently as 'Soldiering'.
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Post: # 287596Post ina
Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:47 am

Gosh - the things you can learn on this forum.... Thank you very much - I'd never heard of that term in this context! :)
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Post: # 287597Post Cassiepod
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:44 am

that's a new one on me! interesting though!

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Post: # 287599Post daffodiltulip
Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:28 pm

I thought I'd thought of it and thought it was Parkinson's Law?

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Post: # 287601Post Green Aura
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:16 pm

Parkinson's Law says that any job will expand to fill the time allotted to it (sort of).
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Re: What's it called when

Post: # 287665Post bonniethomas06
Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:43 pm

That must be why I am on here when I should be working lol!
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