Taichi Berlin +++ Effektivität und Effizienz

“It is fundamentally the confusion between effectiveness and efficiency that stands between doing the right things and doing things right. There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all.”

Peter Drucker

“[…] the executive is, first of all, expected to get the right things done. And this is simply saying that he is expected to be effective […] For manual work, we need only efficiency; that is, the ability to do things right rather than the ability to get the right things done. The manual worker can always be judged in terms of the quantity and quality of a definable and discrete output, such as a pair of shoes.”

Im Deutschen wird dies oft wie folgt übersetzt:

Effektivität: „Die richtigen Dinge tun.“
Effizienz: „Die Dinge richtig tun.“