Efficacy, effectiveness, efficiency… These terms sound confusingly similar. Commonly used in medical research, project management, and decision science, they are often mixed up in everyday… Open at source
8 min read · May 3rd · If you ever find yourself stressed, overwhelmed, sinking into stasis despite wanting to change, or frustrated when you can’t respond to new opportunities, you need more slack in your life. Here’s how…
Having a little bit of wiggle room allows us to respond to changing circumstances, to experiment, and to do things that might not work.
“You’re efficient when you do something with minimum waste. And you’re effective when you’re doing the right something.”
“It’s possible to make an organization more efficient without making it better. That’s what happens when you drive out slack. It’s also possible to make an organization a little less efficient and improve it enormously. In order to do that, you need to reintroduce enough slack to allow the organization to breathe, reinvent itself, and make necessary change.”
20+ min read · From 2018 · Beginning with Adam Smith, business thinkers have steadfastly regarded the elimination of waste as management’s holy grail. But what if the negative effects from the pursuit of efficiency eclipse the rewards?
4 min read · Jul 27th · The founder of Working Simply says everyone has a distinctive cognitive style, so you need a unique set of work strategies personalized to suit your individual strengths, preferences, needs, and…
It’s time to get personal about your productivity.
The latest app, prioritization tip, or email management strategy will not work if it is not aligned with the way you think and process information.