【Time Management Matrix】Organize work effectively and manage time well to avoid being pressured by the schedule
The Time Management Matrix is also known as the "Eisenhower Matrix." It's a time management approach that categorizes everyday work with "importance" as the vertical axis and "urgency" as the horizontal axis. The categorization can always help review whether the time and energy are appropriately allocated.
A matrix consists of four quadrants:
- Quadrant 1: Important and urgent. These issues are often seen as the cores that keep business afloat. However, over-expansion of the scope of this quadrant could lead to team fatigue, excessive stress, and a lack of long-term planning.
- Quadrant 2: Important but not urgent. Managers can easily overlook such matters due to the lack of urgency, yet they are often crucial to a company's medium-to-long-term growth.
- Quadrant 3: Not important and not urgent.
- Quadrant 4: Unimportant but urgent.
At Titansoft, we are value-oriented, and we carefully discern the importance of things. Through categorization, we can determine what's important and what's urgent while investing enough time and energy in "important but not urgent" tasks for long-term growth. How do we get strategic planning and action to move in a valuable direction? We found the answer in Stephen Covey's book. For good time management, we must put the boulder in the right place first and leave the time for other tasks.