I haven’t understood the difference between effective and efficient. To me they seem to be used interchangeably.
Can someone explain the difference?
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I would say efficient is more related to doing something with optimal ability and where the timing is sufficiently optimised.
Whereas, effective is more related to doing something productive and successful.
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Okay, that helped a bit. I mostly use efficient. Hopefully that’s what I mean too. ;-)
I felt like this question was familiar.
Effective: doing the right things (e.g. producing stuff that a market asks for).
Efficient: doing the things right (e.g. produce stuff with a minimum of resource requirements, like time, people, environmental impact etc)
Both #1 and #4 are correct, I'd link effectiveness with how successful something is, and efficiency with how something can be done in the most useful way.
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