DropTask and The Eisenhower Matrix

 

The Eisenhower Urgent/Important Matrix is a visual approach that makes prioritization simple. Famously referenced by Stephen Covey in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, this technique divides your tasks into four quadrants along an XY axis, based on their level of Urgency and/or Importance.

 

What is The Eisenhower Matrix?



Take note of the image below and use this to examine your work in DropTask. This method will help you to plan and prioritize around your most important and high-value tasks, so they don’t get crowded out by unnecessary work or sudden distractions. Take your LinkedIn profile, for example. This may not be a pressing requirement right now but updating it will most definitely affect your career in the long term. With the Eistenhower Matrix, you get a better grasp of which tasks need to be done right away, which ones can be put off or ignored, and which ones can be delegated to someone else.

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Using ‘The Eisenhower Matrix’ in DropTask



If you’re looking for ways to color code levels of task Importance and Urgency, then the DropTask flag and lightening bolt icons will do just the thing. With 4 levels (low to very high) of Importance and Urgency, you’re able to best determine the tasks that require your immediate attention. The color-coded flags labelled from low (blue flag) to very high (red flag) will help you identify all of your most critical tasks with a single glance.

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The concept can be further enhanced by applying Filters to each of the Importance and Urgent attributes, so you can focus on the tasks that are the most crucial to completing your overall project.

If you’d like some help with implementing The Eisenhower Matrix method in DropTask, email us at support@droptask.com and we’ll do all that we can to assist.