Problem

Inefficiency


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Dependence on inefficiency
Inefficient people
Nature:

Efficiency is the often measurable ability to avoid wasting materials, energy, efforts, money, and time in doing something or in producing a desired result. In a more general sense, it is the ability to do things well, successfully, and without waste. As defined by Deborah Stone, efficiency is "thus not a goal in itself. It is not something we want for its own sake, but rather because it helps us attain more of the things we value."

In more mathematical or scientific terms, it signifies the level of performance that uses the least amount of inputs to achieve the highest amount of output. It often specifically comprises the capability of a specific application of effort to produce a specific outcome with a minimum amount or quantity of waste, expense, or unnecessary effort. Efficiency refers to very different inputs and outputs in different fields and industries. In 2019, the European Commission said: "Resource efficiency means using the Earth's limited resources in a sustainable manner while minimising impacts on the environment. It allows us to create more with less and to deliver greater value with less input."

Broader Problems:
Influencelessness
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Problem Type:
A: Abstract Fundamental Problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST