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Is it important to be effective or efficient in the way you do things?

Consider two people X and Y changing tires. While X places the jack at the wrong place and takes too long to change a tire, he is basically effective but not efficient. On the other hand, Y places the jack at the right place, but also ends up cleaning the tire before changing it and completes the task quicker than X, an act that is not important to do; he is efficient because Y completed the task sooner but not effective. Who among the both is more productive and why?
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tynamite's avatar If you're efficient, that doesn't mean you're effective.
If you're effective, you get the job done, but not so quickly.
I would rather be effective.
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