Friday, January 08, 2010

Effectiveness vs Efficiency

Two things everyone wants in their work and ministry: effectiveness and efficiency. Americans take pride in being efficient, but many people might not know how to distinguish the two words. Here are two possible definitions that we are finding helpful.

"doing right things" (effectiveness)
"doing things right" (efficiency)

Who cares if we are efficient as being ineffective? When do you consistently evaluate if what you are doing in your family, job, or ministry is most effective?

This requires distinguished between what is good and what is best. Satan rarely tempts us with blatantly 'evil' things. It's usual 'good' things that stop us from the best. We hear them in arguments when people say, "It's not bad!" or "This is a good thing." This requires Biblical saturated minds that seek the wisdom of God hourly.
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