The Eisenhower Matrix is a staple when it comes to prioritisation techniques.
This is a TASK management system that helps you to put tasks in to the order in which they should be done.
There are 4 quadrants to this matrix;
Urgent & Important tasks; these are time sensitive tasks that move us forward in some way.
Not Urgent, but Important tasks; these are those that move us forward but where there is no immediate deadline.
Urgent, but not Important tasks; these are ones that need to be done ASAP but don’t significantly move our business forwards or can be done by someone else.
Not Urgent & Not Important tasks; these are often ‘filler’ tasks that steal our attention but do not move our business forwards at all.
The aim is to have the majority of tasks in quadrant 2
Tasks here are important so worthwhile but come without the stress of an imminent deadline. These tasks can be scheduled for completion – we know when we need to get them done and can do so at out leisure.