Operational Efficiency Vs Productivity

These terms are often used interchangeably, often in my experience muddying the waters in situations where clarity is required.

Efficiency is all about how well you use the status quo, productivity is more about how you leverage gains to be made from changing the status quo.

Controlling costs of a process (efficiency) is far easier than figuring out how to make the process better (productivity), and in the long run  is nowhere near as useful.

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