Ep 008 – Productivity 2: Prioritisation

Ep 008 – Productivity 2: Prioritisation


This is the second in a series of discussions about productivity in a demanding world. This time, Richard and Pilar turn their attention to how we can better prioritise the work that comes our way.

Fundamentally, prioritisation helps us guide our attention – which is already limited! Without considering prioritisation, we simply end up doing the next thing that crosses our path – and this might not be helpful or appropriate at the time.

We walk through the ‘Eisenhower Matrix’ – a simple tool for identifying a task’s importance and urgency.

Further reading:

A blog post on WorkLifePsych where you can see this matrix: http://www.worklifepsych.com/productivity/whats-the-difference-between-urgent-and-important/

A video from Trello, also discussing the advantages of this approach to prioritisation: https://blog.trello.com/eisenhower-matrix-productivity-tool-trello-board


  • Date November 21, 2018
  • Tags Effectiveness, Productivity