The Eisenhower Matrix is a time management method that helps you set priorities: to do what is important and not waste time on unnecessary things. It is suitable for everyone who wants to deal with personal and working time.
The matrix consists of four squares: urgent and important, non-urgent and important, urgent and unimportant, non-urgent and unimportant.
The idea of distributing cases according to this method came from the 34th US President Dwight Eisenhower, who led the country from 1953 to 1961. Eisenhower is considered one of the most productive presidents in the history of the States.
Most people choose urgent, not important things. Although when they think about it, they understand that the significance is not in urgent matters,but in important ones!
Do the exercise:
Fill in the matrix with your tasks and tasks
And then analyze
Was the task urgent for me?
Was it important to me?
Exactly — "for me". It should be based on the results that you need, and not your friends or colleagues.
When you distribute the tasks into blocks, look at which square has the most of them. Consistently deal with each square. In the future, try to leave no more than eight tasks in one square, and personal and work tasks are counted together. And before you add a new case, complete one of the list.
Example: Let's analyze Square 1-urgent and important
Replacing a colleague on sick leave, curing a tooth with acute pain — urgent and important things. They require a quick response and they have deadlines. This includes cases that have arisen due to crises or force majeure.
If there are most such tasks. You need to take urgent measures You may have problems. Tasks in this square are inevitable, but if you focus only on urgent and important matters, you can "earn" chronic stress, emotional burnout.
Therefore, it is extremely important to monitor this square and not allow the square to overbalance in its direction .
Be calm and effective friends!
Elena Bogomolova, Founder and CEO of PROTALENT LAB