Efficiency vs. Effectiveness

Efficiency vs. Effectiveness

Efficiency (noun) is the ability to perform some task with minimal waste of time, space, or other resources.

Examples:

1. "My efficiency at work was cause for my promotion."

2. "Efficiency is important when you have multiple tasks to complete within a short period of time."

Effectiveness (noun) is the ability to produce a desired outcome or result.

2. (adj.) [effective]

Examples:

1. "My study skills are effective because I always receive an A on my tests."

2. "Before firing my co-worker, my boss offered him job effectiveness training."

Let's use both words together in a sentence:

"If you complete this task effectively, then you must make efficient use of your time."

Circle the Correct Answer:

1. Our teacher says we will finish our work more quickly if we are effective/efficient with our time.

2. During my 30 day review, my boss told me that I am efficient / effective in my current position at work.

Answers: efficient, effective

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