|Important||Crises Pressing Problems Deadline-driven projects||Prevention, PC activities Relationship building Recognizing new opportunities Planning, recreation|
|Not Important||Interruptions, some calls some mail, some reports Some meetings Proximate, pressing matters Popular activities||Trivia, busy work Some mail/email Some phone calls Time wasters Pleasant activities|
|* PC = production capacity|
|P = production|
|Source: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People|
What percent of an average day to you spend in each quadrant? Is the greatest percent in the second quadrant -- important and not urgent? If not, what we want to work on is moving tasks from the 3rd quadrant -- not important but urgent -- to that quadrant and on eliminating items in quadrant 4 -- not important and not urgent.
More in the next posting.