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Do More with Less

In today’s dynamic environment, it has become increasingly important for professionals to multi task and it is now the expectation of the employer that the employees are able to “Do more with Less”. However, the big question is, how do you achieve it?

With the PGDM 2013-15 batch placed and currently working, a good place to start is by combining three principles. This will set the context for doing more with less. These principles can be summarized as the 3 important E words: effective; efficient; and effortless.

  • Effective– Having a definite or desired effect. Doing the right things.
  • Efficient– Productive with minimum waste or effort. Doing things right.
  • Effortless– Seemingly without effort; natural, easy. Doing things easily.

A fundamental principle of doing more with less is to combine each of these words.

Effectiveness is the main aim, doing the right things always takes precedent over doing things well. Only when you’ve done this can you begin to consider efficiency.

Efficiency is about doing the right things but doing them well.

The final aim is to combine effectiveness and efficiency but with a minimum of effort. Ensuring the optimum use of resources required to achieve organizational goals. The key to this is developing simple processes, which are integral to effectiveness and efficiency.

As professionals, practice asking three fundamental questions:

  • Why are you performing the activity?
  • How well are you doing it?
  • How can you simplify what you are doing?

Keep the focus. We are proud of each of our students and the zeal and enthusiasm displayed by them. We wish you all the best for the future.

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