On Efficiency It doesn't seem to be a controversial topic. If efficiency is good, more efficiency must be better, right? Improvements. Positive. Economic possibilities and more. Perhaps.
That's the way it works. Or so it seems.
Of course, organizational charts of all kinds can lead us on a path to more or improved efficiency, better effectiveness and all sorts of good feelings associated with them. But there is something to be said of everyday efficiency as it is expressed in words, thoughts and all forms of communication.
Are we thinking of efficiency when it comes to things that are important in our lives? I wonder. Time is certainly an aspect of efficiency. The value of that commodity and its worth certainly understandable. The subject of efficiency led me to some dictionary definitions which, as expected, were interesting but not highly insightful. Next quotes came forth. Some obvious business examples left me saying "Yes, but..." until I ran across thoughts from an interesting collection of authors:
I'll take 50% efficiency to get 100% loyalty.
Secrecy is the enemy of efficiency, but don't let anyone know it
Manners make the world work.
They're not only based on kindness but also efficiency.
When people know what to do, the world is smoother.
When no one knows what to do, it's chaos.
Although, I could have used words more efficiently to be effective in describing my thoughts today, this is yet another example where pondering sometimes leads.
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