Inchcocks Ten Law's of Office

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Tuesday, 6 July 2010

1) Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment.

2) No two office machines are compatible.

3) In word processing, the worst typos remain invisible until the printout.

4) If the typo also creates an error in fact, it will remain invisible until the letter is in the mail.

5) One's level of ignorance increases exponentially with accumulated knowledge. For example, when one acquires a bit of new information, there are many new questions that are generated by it, and each new piece of information breeds five or ten new questions. These questions pile up at a much faster rate than does the accumulated information. The more one knows, therefore, the greater his level of ignorance.

6) If you file it, you'll never need it. If you need it, you never file it.

7) Secrecy is the enemy of efficiency, but don't let anyone know it.

8) Nothing is impossible for the office manager who will not listen to reason.

9) Distribute dissatisfaction uniformly.

10) The true function of the office expert is not to be more right more than other people, but to be wrong for more sophisticated reasons.

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