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.
A term describing a process that operates effectively while consuming the minimum amount of resources (such as labor and time).
'doing more with less', creating the maximum result with the minimum use or wastage of energies and resources in a specific activity or context; improved incrementally through active learning and related techniques for feedback and reflection, although major improvements usually require a change in paradigm; an EREA effectiveness-assessment theme associated with the mental dimension of the context
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being effective without wasting time or effort or expense; "an efficient production manager"; "efficient engines save gas"
ef- fish-ent Something that does not waste much energy.
An information system or a software application is efficient when it achieves its purpose with the least time, cost, or effort.
Acting or producing effectively with a minimum of waste, expense, or unnecessary effort.
able to do tasks successfully, without wasting time or energy
producing the desired result with minimum of effort, expense, or waste
Being productive while reducing waste significantly.
Accomplishing a task with a minimum of effort and waste. See Efficiency, Inefficient.