“Conscienceless efficiency is no match for efficiency quickened by conscience.”– Dr. Kelly Miller
My immediate reaction to this quote is a pessimistic one. I think of the brutal efficiency of a Civil War-era Gatling gun, or the efficiency of the Nazi concentration camps – can it get any more efficient than that?
And yet, it can. If Dr. Kelly Miller believed that, it must be so. Here we have a highly educated black man, the son of a Confederate soldier. He lived this concept and the conflict, so he knows far better than I. If he says that conscienceless efficiency won’t stand up to that with a conscience I believe him. I was wrong in my initial take.
Then I think of work. When we do mundane work, without purpose, without conscience, we can be quite efficient. But when we treat our customer’s business as our own, our conscience enters into it. We are driven to be efficient because we realize our work for them is a reflection upon us. We want them to succeed so that we feel successful. And therein I see the genius of Kelly Miller.
Once again, a brilliant man has used an well-designed phrase to enlighten and educate me.
We are not alone.
Efficiency: An Interfanatic Quality
Efficiency is critical in any profitable business. Without efficiency, there is no chance to get more done for less. At Interfanatic, we want to help lots of people. We want to help customers turn a lot of businesses in these trying times. We wish to help the good people we work with get more done.
When we are efficient, our clients profit. So we strive for efficiency in all we do. To offer a compelling price point. To create excellent production.
All Clear LiveScan – Efficiency in Action
Helena Lopez and her Greater Hope Foundation had great need for fingerprinting in their foster care service. There wasn’t sufficient fingerprinting facility in the California High Desert. Their solution: do it themselves.
So, they opened All Clear LiveScan. The brought fingerprinting to their community, filling a need, and even better, efficiently filling another need of their own customers.
This is the joy of efficiency a business can explore as it grows. It’s difficult to break through phases when you’re starting from scratch. But that’s what Helena did. That’s what Greater Hope Foundation did. And they are able to serve their customers and their community at large more efficiently. It’s a model story.
“…they are able to serve their … community … more efficiently. It’s a model story.”
And being good at Foster Care is such a critical function in our society. We hear about people fighting against abortion all the time. But what happens to those born children whose parents can’t handle the responsibility? Those would-be parents wise enough to recognize their shortcomings opt for adoption. Others can’t get there from here, and foster care is the result. It’s difficult. It’s hard on everyone. The effects trickle though our community and society.
Greater Hope Foundation getting good at foster care serves our community. And it is so needed. If they can get efficient at helping children, any thing they do is a bonus to all of us. All Clear LiveScan is just one example of how they come up with innovative ways to make our world better.
Use Our Efficiency to Your Advantage:
Interfanatic Power Site Production
When you’re looking for a business website, you want it to work. You want it to set the tone, and tell your story and bring those customers to you. If your website is not efficient in doing those things, you lose business.
We get that. We also get that you need it done quickly. There is no better way to control your narrative than through your website. We will build it for you. And then, we can keep your customers coming back.
It all starts with efficiency. It all ends with efficiency. We’ll complete your website efficiently. We work quickly and efficiently so you can get your business up and running.
And we’ll do it better than anybody else. Our price packages are pretty compelling, too. We work with budgets of all sizes.
Interfanatic and Efficiency
Our conscience is quickened by our goal to help our customers succeed. Their success drives everything we do. Therefore, we do everything we can to have excellent systems and processes in place to complete our tasks efficiently.
We need this conscience-quickened efficiency in everything we do. In work, but also in life in general. Right now, our brothers and sisters are hurting. Right now, we’re beginning to have the veil lifted on just how much they’re hurting. Their lives matter.
They have been hurting. Let us listen. To their stories – to their take. Let us be educated such that our conscience will quicken our efficiency to aid their cause.
This week’s image:
Interfanatic‘s founder, Ryan Delane, takes or creates every image you see in our social feed.
What is more efficient than a beautiful bloom in the desert, where no water flows? Okay, okay, yes, this isn’t from a desolate desert but rather a planter in my backyard. But this life’s ability to be efficient is still marvelous. It is beauty and efficiency to learn from and to marvel at.
Black Lives Matter.
There is a more efficient way to make our place, our country, our city, better. It is through listening and helping. It is through arguing against those things we used to let slip. We can do it if we work together. The more we listen, the more efficient we’ll be at building a better future.
This is America.
Let’s do better. I’m not talking about making America great again. In some ways, it has always been great. But for our brothers and our sisters, in many ways it has never been great. Anybody who thinks America used to be great and is not now is turning a blind eye to history. If you want to learn from history, shut up and listen to real people.