Principles and Laws

Some interesting principles that I’ve come across and would like to share:

  • Peter’s Principle: It states that successful members of a hierarchical organisation are eventually promoted to their highest level of competence, after which further promotion raises them to a level at which they are not competent.
    • Conclusion: Most organisations haveincompetent people in key positions – quite scary
  • The Dilbert Principle: a 1990s satirical observation stating that companies tend to systematically promote their least-competent employees to management, in order to limit the amount of damage that they’re capable of doing.
    • Conclusion: People at key positions can’t do damage and so u don’t need any skills to be in these positions – anyone can be top manager
  • Murphy’s law: If there’s more than one way to do a job, and one of those ways will result in disaster, then somebody will do it that way.
    • Conclusion: If something bad can happen, then it will definitely happen – some fool will do it
  • Hanlon’s razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity
    • Conclusion:Some people are just stupid!!!🙂 – don;t just assume thay are bringh coz they said something
  • Parkinson’s Law: work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion
    • Conclusion: Everyone is busy all the time
  • Finagle’s Law of Dynamic Negatives: Anything that can go wrong, will—at the worst possible moment.
      • Beware of that one coz it does happen a lot – computers not workingwhen u badlyneed to finish an assignment


    Source of definitions: Wikipedia

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