Are you being efficient or proficient in your workplace? It’s not simply a matter that one is better than the other, but it is important to assess which quality you possess and whether or not you and your employer are happy with your style of performance.
In this blog, you’ll learn how to understand your qualities and work ethic from a slightly different perspective, one that your employer may see. You’ll also learn how to determine how to tell the difference between being proficient and being efficient and the ways to enhance your workplace performance.
What does it mean to be proficient?
A person who is proficient is described as someone who is skilled at doing something or using something in particular, and usually considers oneself competent, adept, or able. In a manufacturing setting for example, a proficient person may mill a part and have a quota of 100, meeting that quota on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. This person meets their manager’s expectations and everyone is satisfied.
What does it mean to be efficient?
A person who is efficient achieves maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense. A person with these qualities usually is described as organized, logical, or systematic. In a manufacturing setting, the efficient employee will mill a part and exceed their quota of 100 by 20 parts daily, weekly, or monthly. This manager will be more than satisfied because they’ve managed to maximize productivity and were able to prove that their efforts were labor-saving. That employer has, essentially, received their return on investment when they hired them.
As you may have realized, both of these qualities have positive characteristics. Some people may have more of one quality over the other, and some may have a little of both. In fact, when looking at the definitions of these two words, I stumbled across the synonym “proficient” for efficient. That’s right, if you take a minute and think about it, you have to proficiently do a job efficiently.
Improve your software skills
Whether you are a SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD or Mastercam user, the best way to start working more efficiently or proficiently is to improve your software skills. The best way to do this is to get proper training from a certified instructor. Here at Fisher Unitech, we offer an array of training opportunities that benefit the novice to the most experienced who needs to maximize their software. You may not need all of the classes in the catalog, but with the help of our staff, we can help determine which path would streamline you to be as efficient as possible and boost your skill set.
As a bonus, every quarter we give away a 3Dconnexion 3D mouse. Any time you complete an online or onsite Fisher Unitech 3DU training course, you’re entered to win. Our most recent winner was Chris Chorny from Structural Concepts in Muskegon, Michigan, winner of the SpaceMouse Pro Wireless.
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About the Author
Michelle Orleski is the Training Administrator/Coordinator for Fisher Unitech’s east region. Michelle has over five years experience with SOLIDWORKS Subscription/Mastercam maintenance renewals with a specialty in customer accounts.