Beware Efficiency

Learn about efficiency vs. flexibility and efficiency vs. adaptability.

Efficiency V/S Adaptability

“Efficiency” sounds like it could only ever be a good thing, right? Just try telling the CEO that the company is too efficient and needs to introduce some inefficiency! But efficiency can go wrong in two crucial ways that hurt adaptability.

Efficiency sometimes translates to “fully utilized.” In other words, our company is “efficient” if every developer develops and every designer designs close to 100 percent of the time.

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