Stephen Covey’s famous 4 Quadrants.🟦. This reminded me of concentrating your efforts on 💎 MVP (Most Valuable & Profitable) activities.
The time should be spent in each quadrant as per this:
📌 Q I when there is crisis, pressing problems, deadlines, ad hoc meetings, Firefighting
📌 Q II is normally for vision, planning, discipline, Empowerment
📌 Q III is primarily because of interruptions, mails, Short-term focus
📌 Q IV refers to trivial work, social media, binge watching, “Escape activities”
As per this quadrant, excellent organisation should ensure that their human resources spend
– 20-25% of their time in Q I (Quadrant of Crisis)
– 65-80% of their time in Q II (Quadrant of Quality)
– 15% of their time in Q III (Quadrant of Deception)
– 1% of their time in Q IV (Quadrant of Waste)
However, many organisations’ swaps time of Q I & Q II and they feel that this is the Normal way. That means such organisations feel that if less time is spent in Q I, employees are not productive and they do NOT reward those who work with meticulous planning (Q II).
Q I is also one of the key reasons for high attrition… Agree or not??
So, identify you most ✨MVP ✨ activities and spend more and more time in Q II which means you will spend less time in Q I.
Where do you spend most of your time – Q I, Q II, QII or Q IV??