Captain’s log, stardate 20221029
If you had to choose, would you rather be efficient or effective?
Let’s look at the definitions:
Efficiency - the ratio of the useful work performed in a process to the total energy expended.
Efficacy - the ability to produce a desired or intended result.
Optimizing a process to make it efficient is great, but what’s the point of doing so if the process isn’t effective at producing a desirable result?
That’d be like designing a faster way to climb the wrong ladder.