Effectiveness in personal life and group interactions is ensured only through the application of correct principles. All builders of things that will endure recognize the importance of a strong foundation. We practice this in physical structures but disregard this rule many times,unfortunately, in personal and interpersonal life. Profound ideas for effectiveness are discussed on the blog.
Monday, 10 February 2014
Foundations of Effectiveness
Effectiveness is not efficiency.
Most times, effectiveness has within it efficiency but they are different. It
has been said that efficiency is doing things right while effectiveness is
doing the right thing. Effectiveness is focused on accomplishing the objective.
It is not just doing things. It is not just being busy. It is not even being a hardworking
person. It is getting what should be done done sustainably. We need
effectiveness personally, in families, in business organizations, in government,
in every human endeavour. The obvious consequence of ineffectiveness is WASTE,
Effectiveness is founded on these 3
·Purpose—there must be a purpose. Trying to achieve
effectiveness without a purpose is like trying hard to score a goal when the goal
posts are down. It is purpose that defines effectiveness. Therefore, to be
effective individuals, organizations, groups must have purpose.
·Long term perspective—effectiveness cannot be
disconnected from a view of life that goes beyond the now. The farther you
sight, the more effective you will be.
·The Whole (Holistic view)—being holistic in view
refers to a kind of outlook that sees the whole and the relationship between the
parts. There is an unmistakeable interconnectedness in life. This means that
progress in one aspect usually affects progress in other areas. The same way decline
in one area affects other parts. The effective individual is aware of this and
uses his resources with prudence.