don't sacrifice people to the god of efficiency

"Efficiency exists so that you can serve others better, not sacrifice them to efficiency... One of the best places for efficiency is being efficient with things so that you can be effective with people. If you become more efficient with things (for example, by setting up your computer, desk, workflow system, and files to operate in the most efficient way possible), you will have more time to give to being effective with people without feeling like you are always behind on your tasks"

Matthew Perman, What's best next?