2 nights ago, I was talking with my brother about productivity, efficiency, and being effective.
Being productive means you’ve produced significant amount of results.
On the other hand, being efficient means getting the most out of your resources, such as time and money.
And being effective means you’re doing it right.
Obviously, you can’t be productive, if you’re not effective.
The question that came to my mind were, can one be productive without being efficient?
After thinking about it, my answer is it depends.
For one, efficiency is kind of the factor makes this confusing.
For example, Russell Westbrook who is a Phenomenal NBA player scored 51 points in a Playoff game. That’s productive in terms of points.
But he wasn’t efficient on that game hitting only 17-43 of his field goal attempts.