Parkinson’s law of triviality (bikeshedding)

Parkinson’s law of triviality, also known as bikeshedding, is the tendency for people to spend more time and energy on relatively unimportant details of a project, while neglecting the more important aspects. The term was coined by British civil servant Cyril Northcote Parkinson in his 1955 essay “The Law of Triviality”. According to Parkinson, “the … Read more

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