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The Priority Matrix

A useful method of planning your use of time is with a Priority Matrix.  This depends on two criteria:

Urgency; a job with a fixed deadline.  The closer the deadline the more urgent the task

Importance; something that has a major impact on your business or which you put a high value on.

Feel free to request the templates laura@thehiddenedge.co.uk. I’m happy to share.

1. Write a sticky note for each item on your list of things to do

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2. Place each note where it sits in terms of importance and urgent to you and or your business

3. Breakdown the important tasks into small bite sized actions and redistribute as appropriate

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4. Now consider how you can delegate or outsource those tasks using Oncken’s four steps to ensure the delegated task is done well

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Please share your experiences with this model in the comments below.  I am building a portfolio of small business case studies and would love to include examples of what has worked well for you. 

PS – If you need further help then give me a call on 07962 626604 to arrange a Skype session with me.

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