Now seems like there are so many time management techniques, but each one has its own advantages and disadvantages. Let’s see if the Eisenhower Matrix is the right technique for you.
The Matrix is known in an article interviewing Dwight D. Eisenhower, a man who has held many important positions in the world. He was praised by organizations for his work efficiency, time management to balance work, family and golf hobbies.
He served as Allied Forces Commander during World War II, and was responsible for planning and battlefield engagement in North Africa, France, and Germany.
In 1948, Eisenhower became President of Columbia University, a private university in New York. In December 1950, he left his job as the university president when he became Supreme Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and was assigned to NATO Forces Europe Command. Eisenhower was discharged on May 31, 1952, and resume his position in the university which he continued to hold until January 1953.
Eisenhower then became the 34th President of the United States for two consecutive terms (1953-1961).
Applying Eisenhower matrix to your work in the company means listing tasks into 4 respective quadrants:
Applying Eisenhower matrix
Prioritize by difficulties and timelines when having multiple tasks or projects on hand. Frequently report your progress to your superior and note which tasks cannot be completed.
Quickly making decisions and modifications
Easy to use for individuals
This technique can apply to any profession
Not optimal when used with a group, can cause confusion
Planning for larger, longer-term projects will reduce accuracy
Only intended for short-term work items
When a subordinate is assigned a task by a superior that is outside the scope of usual tasks (not listed as part of the jobs duties described when assigning responsibilities), how will he or she normally react?
Putting all external influences aside, in reality, all 4 answers might be correct in a corporate environment. Most of the employees will be categorized into option 1 or 1 and 2, i.e. accepting the task with enthusiasm but then will pass on to another working peer