Minimum Efficient Scale

Today, I want to introduce you to (or perhaps remind you of) the concept of the minimum efficient scale. For example, Amazon is able to process and deliver its customers’ orders very efficiently because of its “scale.”. Minimum efficient scale can be used in many contexts.

Leadership Tip 12: Focus on Effectiveness, Not Efficiency

Johanna Rothman

Many of us focus on how efficient we can be. An Example of Moving from Efficiency to Effectiveness. We're focused so much on efficiency, that we haven't decided what not to do. Efficiency focuses on reducing the cost or time of the work—doing things right.


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What Does Your Culture Value: People “Efficiency” or Work Throughput?

Johanna Rothman

Resource Efficiency. ” “Each resource has at least two projects so they stay productive and efficient.” ” These managers have created a resource efficiency culture, not a flow efficiency culture, as in the image above. Resource efficiency means we watch each person's effort. In contrast, a flow efficiency culture watches the flow of the work. That's resource efficiency. Back in the flow efficiency series).

Program Efficiency vs. Effectiveness and How it Affects the Learner


Why, then, does it seem like so many programs are focused on efficiency? The post Program Efficiency vs. Effectiveness and How it Affects the Learner appeared first on The goal in the delivery of most learning programs is supposed to be “effectiveness.”

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Efficient or productive?

Seth Godin Blog

When time gets short (for new parents or startup founders, for example) we naturally focus on getting efficient. But being efficient is not the same as being productive. We can remove extraneous details and distractions and magically get much faster at getting tasks done.

Efficiency vs Fairness

Tom Spencer

On Thursday 23rd of June, the British people voted by a majority of 52% to 48% to leave the EU. This is a monumental event, and it is worth trying to piece together what happened, and what some of the implications might be. The voter turnout was strong with around 72% of voters casting a ballot. However, the results showed significant division within the UK, with different regions and demographics supporting different sides of the argument.

4 Tips on Efficient Resource Allocation in a Multi-Project Environment

Epicflow Blog

What do you need to know to allocate resources efficiently in a multi-project environment and utilize them to the full? Resources are allocated efficiently when the right people work on the right tasks, while employees’ workload remains balanced – they are neither over- or underloaded. .

Aircraft Engineering: How to Manage a Typical Project with Maximum Efficiency

Epicflow Blog

To be able to stay competitive on the market and cope with any arising issues, aerospace engineering companies are expected to seek how to improve operational efficiency in general and the engineering processes in particular. . What drives efficiency of aircraft engineering projects?

What Efficient Mentorship Looks Like

Harvard Business

It doesn’t have to feel draining. Leadership & Managing people Coaching Productivity Digital Article

LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

How to efficiently outsource?


Hi, How to validate that I am outsourcing the right tasks in my business processes

How to efficiently delegate?


Hi, My business cannot function day-to-day without me. How can I start changing that

How to efficiently use Business Development tools?


Hi All, One of my company's goals is to develop new international markets. One of the reasons is that we have created a new product for the organic markets. Currently, I do research on Linkedin a

How to efficiently draft an Implementation plan?


Hi All, Those of you who have experience with building an Implementation plan, would you share your tips and tricks? What are the must haves? Would you recommend on something to be careful with?

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

How a Pen and a Sheet of Paper Make You an Efficient Consultant

Tom Spencer

When one thinks of management consultants, one inevitably thinks of highly efficient workers. This is because an efficient way of working is essential as a management consultant. When you think of an efficient worker, you probably imagine of a person who works quickly.

4 Tips on How to Manage Globally Distributed Teams with Maximum Efficiency

Epicflow Blog

To plan projects’ flows and apply efficient allocation strategies, a project or a resource manager has to know how many resources will be needed to perform a planned scope of work. Remote teams are a reality of today.

What is the tool to measure Efficiency?


Hello Consultants, Have some of you been involved in a project focused on improving efficiency? I would like to know your ideas and practices how to improve efficiency

How to do efficiently Project Management?


Hi, I have recently joined the platform and I have a good challenge to test it. I would like to source high-quality advice and save time browsing online and reading researches. I am part of a mid

A Proven Guide to Recruiting Passive Candidates

It's not efficient to be in active recruitment mode all the time. It's important to also invest in building a passive candidate pipeline. Download the guide to help you build a recruitment strategy that attracts both active and passive candidates.

When Efficiency Goes Too Far

Harvard Business

A conversation with Rotman professor emeritus Roger Martin on why leaders should stop treating companies like machines. Economics & Society Operations Strategy Audio

Why Highly Efficient Leaders Fail

Harvard Business

If focusing on your to-do list means you aren’t focusing on your employees, that’s a problem. Productivity Digital Article

How Midsize Companies Can Maximize Growth and Efficiency

Harvard Business

One can fuel the other. Managing organizations Change management Financial management Digital Article

How to efficiently create Market and Competitive analysis?


Hi, I am starting adventure and have the concept mapped out and market analyse to understand how my concept would work in the market and what is the competitive landscape. I have heard that compani

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

How to use Cloud Storage efficiently?


Hi all, Lack of time and resources for IT tasks can cause big headaches for overworked small businesses. How can I improve that in my company and for my team

What retail training is efficient nowadays?


Hi All, I have been working the whole of my life in sales training. Recently I have understood that I need a new model of training - something that aligns with the innovation and the big amount of

How to manage efficiently the hiring & retention?


Our organization is losing lots of experience and having trouble filling key roles, particularly at managerial levels. The most talented people are leaving in 1 year. When I look around, I see more

How to efficiently gather daily updates?


I have established my company and my employees learnt to be independent and do their responsibilities. I want to track and record morale, workloads, specific issues, responsibilities etc. I get the

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

How to effectively and efficiently delegating tasks?


Hi, Probably due to my inexperience, being a new entrepreneur I often get things messed up when it comes to delegating tasks and I have to redo it all over again. How to give clear instructions in

How to create efficient organisational structures?


Hi All, How the company organises its structure? How to validate that I have enough hierarchy and not too many layers

How to establish and efficient Supply chain?


Hi All, Because of uncertainty in demand and the need to stay lean, companies are carrying smaller inventories than ever. At the same time, uncertainty in supply, driven by wildly changing commodit

How to efficiently obtain Customer information in questions?


Hi All, do you have an experience with good outcomes on how to create crisp, but powerful customer questions? What I need is to contact a sample of new customers and understand their business nee

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

Great Companies Obsess Over Productivity, Not Efficiency

Harvard Business

Business leaders often think of “efficiency” and “productivity” as synonyms, two sides of the same coin. When it comes to strategy, however, efficiency and productivity are very different. This view differs substantially from the relentless focus on efficiency that has characterized management thinking for most of the last three decades, but it is absolutely essential if companies are going to spur innovation and reignite profitable growth.

How to Set Up an Efficient Covid-19 Vaccination Site

Harvard Business

A look at the lean management strategies adopted by New York’s Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital. Operations Digital Article

The Mindset You Need to Succeed in Consulting with Dan Burgos: Podcast #204

Consulting Success

Consulting Success Podcast Achieving Freedom Comfort Zone Effective Leadership Empowering Your People Great Efficiency Servant LeaderStarting your own consulting business isn’t easy. You need a couple of key mindsets if you want to succeed.

How to efficiently execute a new product development?


I am a manager in a financial services company. The company I am managing for 3 years is planning to develop a new product. My team has started working on the new product. The sales and marketing t

Best Practices for Accelerating the Sales Process

This eBook takes a look at three headache-free strategies you can employ today to accelerate selling the right way. Read on to learn how to adopt specific workflows and approaches that append your existing processes to deliver value to your prospects and internal counterparts.