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