Being efficient means working hard and focusing on the activities and what needs to be done. Efficient people usually focus their time and effort to get the most done in each unit of time possible.
Being effective means working smart and focusing on the direction and desired end result. Effective people usually get others to collaborate with them so the job gets done better, faster and with less effort.
You have to first be efficient then become effective if you wish to succeed in a relatively short period of time.
You start by working hard and being efficient in any endeavor to figure out the efforts needed and the process and activities that produce the most results in the shortest period of time possible.
Then you focus on working smart (being effective) which is identify the most rewarding activities, figure out if you or someone else like a franchise consultant, would be best at doing them, then delegate to those who are better than you at doing certain tasks to focus on what you do best and the end results needed.
Your work could be divided into four activities:
a) Do: What you must handle personally and will make you the most money until you are able to delegate it to keep growing
b) Delay: What is not urgent or important and could actually resolve itself over time
c) Delegate: The tasks that could be best done by someone else, like a franchise consultant, the tasks you may not be good at or passionate about. But make sure you identify the right person willing and able to follow through and make it rewarding for them to get it done, like a franchise consultant.
d) Destroy: Get rid of what does not add value to you or others
Action for success:
Follow the business model steps and make sure you do only what you must.
Take the process a step further and encourage your associates to also identify what they do best and delegate as well as supervise the rest of the functions.
Becoming efficient and effective is a delicate balance, if mastered it will make everyone in the organization more productive and the morale will go through the roof.
When people are able to focus on their areas of passion and expertise, more gets done, faster and better.
Work becomes a game and people get more creative, add more value to each other and to the entire organization.
Mastering the art of working together for a common goal is basically about understanding how to work hard and smart to create the climate of high productivity and high results where everyone grows and contributes more while feeling the excitement of progress.
Wishing you maximum efficiency and effectiveness in your all your endeavors.