The Impact Matrix works to direct your focus to tasks that will be worth your time and effort. It works by encouraging the completion of tasks that will most benefit you, while discouraging those that will be least rewarding.
IMPACT MATRIX INFO
- HIGH IMPACT; EASY TO COMPLETE
Contains tasks that are typically the most beneficial and should be completed immediately. They are easy to accomplish and of a high impact.
- HIGH IMPACT; DIFFICULT TO COMPLETE
Contains tasks that may be worth doing, but should be only considered after the tasks in Quadrant 1 are finished. They are difficult to accomplish but of a high impact.
- LOW IMPACT; EASY TO COMPLETE
Contains tasks that may or may not be worth your time. They are easy to accomplish but of a low impact.
- LOW IMPACT; DIFFICULT TO COMPLETE
Contains tasks that are not worth the time nor effort and should not be considered. They are hard to accomplish and of a low impact.
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Everyone wants to be productive and efficient in their work. Whether you are a secretary, a stay-at-home mom, an accountant, or a student, the goal remains the same: completing as many worthwhile tasks as possible in a limited amount of time.
There are many ways to manage productivity, but one that remains popular and useful is the Impact Matrix
.The Impact Matrix takes into account two of the most important variables concerning time management: impact and ease of completion.
A common situation in productivity efforts is wasting valuable time on tasks that don’t turn out to be profitable. This can lead to aggravation and even failure to continue working at the best of your abilities.
Tasks that fall into quadrant 1 are always worth your time; quadrant 4 tasks are not. Tasks that fall in quadrants 2 and 3 may or may not be worth your time; these tasks must be examined so that you can successfully decide whether or not completing them will benefit you.
Try the Impact Matrix today to be a new kind of productive.
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- Start filling out action items in the appropriate quadrants
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