Life in the corporate world seems like an endless list of to-dos. The more you tick off from the list, the longer it gets. So how do you handle myriad responsibilities, keep a positive outlook towards life and also succeed? Sounds like the proverbial case of wanting to have the cake and eat it too? Not necessarily! Stephen Covey, renowned educator and businessman, gives you the apt solution for this through his time management matrix.
This matrix comprises of four quadrants, each classified in the order of urgency and importance. Looking for some inspiration to kick start this process? Here are some interesting images recreated from 24point0’s Time Management Strategies PowerPoint Template. These slides are completely editable and can be easily customized to fit into your corporate template.
- Here is a time management matrix plotted by an institute that helps training departments focus on their core activities and eliminate the administrative tasks that pose as time wasters.
- In the image below, a budding entrepreneur and consultant talks about categorizing and managing tasks using Covey’s matrix. Plot one of your own to realise your entrepreneurship dreams.
- This very insightful article from LinkedIn describes how Stephen Covey’s time management matrix can also be adapted into a relationship matrix that helps you focus on the right people.