Difference between effective manager and efficient manager.

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I recall that a type of question like this was asked about teaching.  I did not see much of a practical difference in that domain and I don't see that large of one now.  From a theoretical point of view, there are differences in the meaning of the words.  "Efficient"...

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I recall that a type of question like this was asked about teaching.  I did not see much of a practical difference in that domain and I don't see that large of one now.  From a theoretical point of view, there are differences in the meaning of the words.  "Efficient" usually refers to quickness and brisk pace with which work can be done along with a valid use of resources.  "Effective" is usually referring to the idea of having an impact, usually positive, on what is being done.  I think that in terms of management, both terms are used in conjunction with one another.  It's difficult for me to envision an effective manager not being an efficient one.  Both principles are needed in order to discover a sense of success in the managerial realms.  Effective managers are ones that are able to demonstrate efficiency with actions and decisions.  Efficient managers are ones that are able to demonstrate effectiveness with their ideas and beliefs.  In the end, both terms are inseparable to the success of the manager.

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