On Efficiency

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On Efficiency

 

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.  

                                                                                 Samuel Goldwyn  

 

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

                                                                                 Ric Ocasek 

 

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. 

                                                                              Letitia Baldrige

 

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.  

 

The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com

 

On Efficiency

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

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P. O. Box 587

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Joy Daniels
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Your post caused me to take time to ponder - did you know according to Thesaurus.com efficiency also means Adeptness, Effectiveness & Competence?  Hmmmmmm. . . 

Oct 18, 2019 12:56 PM #24
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Joy Daniels - a thesaurus can be quite helpful.  At many times.  And for many reasons.  

Oct 18, 2019 01:39 PM #25
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I too equate efficiency with organization. If I stay organized, the path ahead seems smooth and clear. It actually helps me stay in the moment - does that make sense? Lol. 

Oct 19, 2019 06:58 AM #26
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Michael Jacobs
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - yes, it makes sense.  Of course, it makes sense to me which isn't saying everyone will agree.    I speak from a lifetime of experience.  

Oct 19, 2019 08:59 AM #27
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Will Hamm
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Hello Michael Jacobs, I try to work on efficiency all the time but sometime things happen.

 

Oct 19, 2019 11:59 AM #28
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Will Hamm - stuff seems to happen when it is least expected and most unprepared.  Uh oh.  

Oct 19, 2019 12:05 PM #29
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On efficiency and improving efficiency, I also believe you can hyperfocus on becoming more efficient, to the point of missing out on other opportunities.

Now, that said, I prefer to be highly efficient. Along the line of that statement, that would mean that we ALWAYS answer our phones. If free, I do but, if I'm face-to-face with someone, I let it go to voicemail. Some people stive to answer all calls and are, therefore, rude to those they are with, face-to-face. 

Which brings me to my favorite quote of yours...

I'll take 50% efficiency to get 100% loyalty. 

I'm a huge fan of loyalty!

Oct 19, 2019 01:38 PM #30
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Good evening Michael Jacobs ,

As usual you have us all pondering..today over efficiency and the pros and cons and how much leads to proficiency. Love the comments..time is certainly an aspect of efficiency and today I find I could ponder on efficiency all day! I'm trying to find my equilibrium and with that comes efficiency.

Oct 19, 2019 03:57 PM #31
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - you are so right about the balancing act aspects of the word  It's easy to understand why you closely align with this quote.

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR - I feel quite fortunate to be able to experience and see comments that continue to add to the conversation.  Thanks for adding to that as we attempt to find equilibrium in our lives however that is defined.  

 

 

Oct 19, 2019 04:32 PM #32
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
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A Ric Ocasek quote!  RIP!  Being efficient is an asset...just don't be so efficient you blow off what's important...balance!

Oct 19, 2019 08:23 PM #33
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR - it seems his quote I found is resonating with quite a few people.  As you say, balance is important in the scheme of things.  

Oct 19, 2019 08:29 PM #34
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
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Inefficiency frustrates me. Meetings that could have been/should have been emails in particular drive me nuts. 

Oct 20, 2019 05:16 AM #35
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Michael Jacobs
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl - over the years, I have often remarked and wondered if this "meeting" could have been a better email.  Yikes, nut-making for sure.  

Oct 20, 2019 06:35 PM #36
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Good morning Michael Jacobs - efficiency has evolved so to speak from the times of the factory and the industrial revolution.  So have organization charts which have flattened.  It is now effecient to have teams, collaboration, diversity and leading to efficency or as we might say today, better outcomes.

Oct 21, 2019 06:21 AM #37
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Norma J. Elkins
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When you work efficiently you tend to do it the best way possible.  I hope that you have an efficient and wonderful week!

Oct 21, 2019 06:32 AM #38
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Michael Jacobs
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Grant Schneider - those wheels seem to turn constantly.

Norma J. Elkins - may your week be wonderful and efficient as well.  Even better when both those things happen together.  

Oct 21, 2019 11:17 AM #39
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Michael,

I am all in favor of efficiency, and enjoyed reading these quotes on the topic.

Oct 21, 2019 12:41 PM #40
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Michael Jacobs
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Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900! - thank you for the support.  I appreciate it.  

Oct 21, 2019 08:53 PM #41
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Roy Kelley
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Good Thursday morning, Michael.

I hope you are enjoying an outstanding week.

Oct 24, 2019 07:21 AM #42
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John Henry, Florida Architect
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Excellent pondering here, Michael...  I like the first quote.  In many cultures, a prolonged discourse is considered proper etiquette.  Efficiency, in many business endeavors,  is often cut so close that other things are sacrificed.  Time is of the essence, yes.  But, extending time is also enjoyable.  Even 'wasting' it, sometimes.  

Oct 26, 2019 11:30 AM #43
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