gets the job done with little waste of time and energy
Producing a desired effect, product, etc. with minimum of effort, expense, or waste; working well.
Product ive, without waste. [D05176] SA-CMM
Minimizing waste or effort. Efficiency is distinguished from effectiveness. Rarely are efficiencies encouraged â€œat all costsâ€, instead being balanced with risk and cost. Efficiency is often the result of the continuous improvement of processes. Example: Only one file copy is required for each transaction; ensure that one copy is filed and then do not make the two back-up copies (neither an efficient use of time or resources). Be efficient as long as you do not compromise effectiveness.
Causing effects; producing results; that makes the effect to be what it is; actively operative; not inactive, slack, or incapable; characterized by energetic and useful activity; as, an efficient officer, power.
able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively; "people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons..."-G.B.Shaw; "effective personnel"; "an efficient secretary"; "the efficient cause of the revolution"
Capable; able to perform duties well producing a result.