Great systems are efficient. Efficient is being effective (the first quality) without wasting time or effort or expense. An efficient system gets the desired result with the least amount of wasted time and energy. When a system is created, by accident or on purpose, it usually isn’t efficient. Primarily because the people that create them are not experienced enough yet to know what will make the system efficient.
Once the system is created the way to make it more efficient is to use it, evaulate it, and tweak it. By going through that cycle a few times (or more if necessary), the system will become as efficient as it can possibly be. At CCC we want all our systems to be efficient. We want to be wise stewards of our finances, our time, and the gifts that people have that help make CCC what it is.