Efficiency FAQs:


Q: Is Efficiency the ability to avoid wasting materials?

A: Yes, and energy, efforts, money, and time in doing something or in producing a desired result.

Q: Is Efficiency very often confused with effectiveness?

A: Yes.

Q: Is Efficiency doing things right?

A: Yes, effectiveness is getting things done.

Q: Is Efficiency doing things right?

A: Yes, while effectiveness is doing the right things.

Q: Is Efficiency often measured as the ratio of useful output to total input?

A: Yes, and which can be expressed with the mathematical formula r=P/C, where P is the amount of useful output produced per the amount C of resources consumed.

Q: Is Efficiency a measurable concept?

A: Yes, and quantitatively determined by the ratio of useful output to total input.