O12. When Do People Waste Time? Testing a Mechanism For Parkinson’S Law.

Parkinson’s law states that work expands to fill the time available for its completion. In a series of studies, we demonstrate this law and identify a possible mechanism. Specifically, we demonstrate that people who allot too much time to complete a task fail to use time-saving strategies.



Citation:

Holly S Howe and Tanya Chartrand (2018) ,"O12. When Do People Waste Time? Testing a Mechanism For Parkinson’S Law.", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 46, eds. Andrew Gershoff, Robert Kozinets, and Tiffany White, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 909-909.

Authors

Holly S Howe, Duke University, USA
Tanya Chartrand, Duke University, USA



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 46 | 2018



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