#Efficiency #SoloMotivation

When we have to talk about the same thing.

I lis­te­ned to this while wri­ting this post, try it while you read :o)

This is the second in a series of posts reflec­ting on our willin­gness to remem­ber and the qua­li­ty of that know­ledge. These posts should be read in order of publi­ca­tion. Star­ting with num­ber six, for example, would make no sense to the rea­der. Hap­py reading!

So let’s start by defi­ning a few terms. Here are the defi­ni­tions from Larousse.

Effec­ti­ve­ness: Cha­rac­ter of an effi­cient per­son or orga­ni­za­tion that pro­duces maxi­mum results with mini­mum effort and means.

Effi­cien­cy: The abi­li­ty of an indi­vi­dual or work sys­tem to per­form well in a given type of task.

We are the­re­fore tal­king about results, efforts, means and good per­for­mance. The first refers to pro­duc­ti­vi­ty ver­sus use­less­ness, the second refers to the first, but adding the notion of “good” performance.

Now let’s look at English. Effi­cien­cy is the qua­li­ty of being able to do a task suc­cess­ful­ly, without was­ting time or ener­gy. This is about suc­cess and avoi­ding losses. We can also find the word Effec­ti­ve­ness, which is defi­ned as fol­lows: Some­thing that is effec­tive works well and pro­duces the results that were inten­ded. If you talk about the effi­ca­cy of some­thing, you are tal­king about its effec­ti­ve­ness and its abi­li­ty to do what it is sup­po­sed to.

From this star­ting point, we can conclude the fol­lo­wing. In English, we talk about the variable of suc­cess (this notion can vary from one per­son to ano­ther, from one context to ano­ther) and avoi­ding losses, which is still a vague variable. Final­ly, we are tal­king about what was sup­po­sed to be, which is still a variable notion. In sum­ma­ry, the English for this concept is rather flexible and will vary from one per­son to another.

In French, we find a pecu­lia­ri­ty. While effi­cien­cy remains somew­hat vague, effec­ti­ve­ness is quite rigid. Pro­duce maxi­mum results with mini­mum effort and means. That’s pret­ty clear. We will start on these bases tomorrow.

To be continued…


I’m Dan­ny (aka Coa­ch­Dan­ny). I have a pas­sion: humans. Come with me and take this minute eve­ry day to explore what’s going on today and why is it tren­ding. Click here to get your dai­ly thought right on time for break­fast.

Sources: https://solomotivation.com

Trans­la­tion by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/

Last Upda­ted on Decem­ber 28, 2020 by Coach Dan­ny

Coach Danny

See in me a trustworthy person who will not disappoint you. Although, like you, I have to work to make a living, your well being is my main interest and together we will find goals to make you feel fulfilled and proud of you. It has nothing to do with your bank account, your physical appearance or your material assets. Let’s be clear, we are working on fundamental levers for every human, whether you are a homeless person or part of royalty, you have these same levers. I’m Danny (aka CoachDanny). The people I work with are few, but they all have one thing in common. They share a common goal, self-fulfillment and more.

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