Organizational Efficiency or Effectiveness?

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Shabbir, Pakistan

Organizational Efficiency or Effectiveness?

Which is more important for an organization: efficiency or effectiveness? Why?

  Pradeep Sukumar, India

Organizational Efficiency vs Effectiveness

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

Undoubtedly organisational efficiency is the real mantra for success of any organisation. However, it should be well supported by effective working practices.

  Muhammad Yousaf, Pakistan


Efficiency and effectiveness also callled end and means how we can more explain? if possible?

Manager, Kenya

Organizational Efficiency and Effectiveness

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.

  Michael P. Enriquez
Student (MBA), Philippines

Efficiency & Effectiveness

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 th...

  pradeep deo
Strategy Consultant, India

Organizational Efficiency and Effectiveness

Efficiency and effectiveness are interdependent. Without efficiency effectiveness has little meaning and vice versa. It is the proficiency which makes real difference....

  jinson, India

Effectiveness and Efficiency

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?...

  Amankwa Prince
Student (University), Ghana

Efficiency and Effectiveness

Efficiency is the ability to minimize available resource to achieve a specific objective and effectiveness is the ability to reach organizational objectives....

Manager, India

Organizational Efficiency and Effectiveness

Efficiency means: "doing things right" Effectiveness means: "doing the right things"....

  O. Faruk Kocak, Turkey

Efficiency and Effectiveness

@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....

Student (Other), Hong Kong

Both are Important in Job Setting

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 proces...

  Ebwongu Michael, Uganda

Organizational Efficiency and Effectiveness

@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 (m...


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