What is the difference between hard work and smart work?

‘Being a hard-working person is obviously good; but being a smart-worker is the best’. It is difficult to find too many people in the second category. The smart-worker can perform the same task and achieve the same target as a hard-working person while saving upon the energy, time and money. This results in increased efficiency and optimum use of resources. With a smart-working attitude, a person can increase both quantity and quality of work done.
If you possess this quality, you shall definitely be differentiated from other candidates. Remember: Smart-working employees are always desirable in an organization.

Grab this opportunity and capitalize on your ‘rare’ quality. Prepare your answer within the following framework:
1. Include this statement in your answer: ‘Both hard-work and smart-work have their own advantages. Hard-work is the foundation of smart work’. Smart-work shall help while completing an assignment; whereas hard-work shall be more appropriate while preparing for an examination.
2. Skill set, intelligence, cleverness, presence of mind, alertness of a person converts him/her from a hard-worker into a smart-worker. 
3. Performing a task smartly involves applying techniques and logic which shall consume lesser resources, lesser time and lesser energy. However, the ultimate result shall be increased efficiency.

What is the difference between hard work and smart work

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User Answer ( 3 )

  1. user
    Priti Saraf
    4 years ago
    Usually people use to say they work hard to get things done where as few people hardly work to get thing done..
    2 decades back people use to accounting manually and record each and every transaction in journal, ledger, register, p&l and balance sheet to prepare financial statements and which required lot of effort to finding mistake now a days lot of tools available to pass one record every thing done with analysis.. this smart work become possible due to use of latest technology and require few recourses.
    Now smart people focus on analysis to set new benchmarks where as hard working will busy preparing financial.
    Smart work is more about applications of mind at right time at right place which lead to use lesser resource and time but we always remember hard work is the foundation of smart work. Until the better solution is discover things are hard.
  2. user
    Anup Palodhi
    4 years ago
    I think "hard work" is when we are getting minimum output in maximum time & on the other hand when we are getting maximum output in minimum time & with very small effort , then it is called " smart work"

  3. user
    Pitla Vishala
    3 years ago
    I want to say that simply as :
    Hard work means its takes maximum time to complete few things but smart work is one which can takes minimum time to complete much work...

What is the difference between hard work and smart work?