Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Efficiency and effectiveness

“Efficiency is concerned with doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things”: Peter Drucker, Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices (New York: Routledge, 1974).

Other Drucker-related posts
On figuring out where one belongs : On income disparity in higher ed : On integrity in leadership

comments: 1

Pete said...

No, efficiency is generating the maximum output with a fixed amount of input (or conversely, a fixed output with a minimum amount of input). Which isn't necessarily "doing things right."