Shabbir, Pakistan Which is more important for an organization: efficiency or effectiveness? Why?
Organizational Efficiency vs Effectiveness Pradeep Sukumar, India Dear Shabbir, to me, organisational efficiency appears to be of paramount importance, in the light of the intensively competitive business environment. Don't you feel that effectiveness would be a natural consequence of efficiency?
Organisational Effectiveness RAMESHWER RAO, India Undoubtedly organisational efficiency is the real mantra for success of any organisation. However, it should be well supported by effective working practices.
Management Muhammad Yousaf, Pakistan Efficiency and effectiveness also callled end and means how we can more explain? if possible?
Organizational Efficiency and Effectiveness SILVANUS OBONDI, Kenya Efficiency is more important since it indirectly encompasses effectiveness..
The fact that both are very crucial in any entity, efficiency refers to meeting the desired output with minimum possible input. This then means that the desired output( effectiveness) is achieved through minimum output.
Efficiency & Effectiveness Michael P. Enriquez, Philippines Effectiveness refers to attaining the objective and efficiency determines the quality of achieving that objective.
For example, the objective is to deliver a pizza to the customer yet the taste of the pizza and how soon the pizza will be delivered determines efficiency.
Both are needed, yet efficiency is more important.
Effectiveness and Efficiency jinson, India I would like to compare efficiency to a river and effectiveness to a sea. If there is no river there can also be no sea. And if there is no sea then what is the use of a river?
Efficiency and Effectiveness O. Faruk Kocak, Turkey @Bala: congratulations Bala, it is the best description.
Also efficiency is more technical, whereas effectiveness needs leadership skills as it requires sensing, foresight and precision.
Both are Important in Job Setting Kwok, Hong Kong An organisation has to strike a balance between efficiency and effectiveness. Or even better: achieve both.
For the definition:
- Efficiency indeed means doing things right. It focuses on the process. In order to achieve the most output for the least inputs, there may be a standardised working method which helps to avoid mistakes.
- Effectiveness means doing the right things. It demands people to think about the different ways to attain organisational goals.
If there's only efficiency, but no effectiveness, the company may not meet the goal or requirements.
On the other hand, only effectiveness but no efficiency may lead to high cost of operation.
Organizational Efficiency and Effectiveness Ebwongu Michael, Uganda @Michael P. Enriquez: Efficiency does not necessarily equate to quality; efficiency translates to the cost of achieving an objective.
Two entities can reach the same objective but at varying costs (money, time, manpower and materials. The one with lower cost is considered more efficient although both are effective by the mere fact that the achieved the objective.