How to define urgency and importance of tasks when prioritizing?

Tasks prioritization is a key instrument for making your work more effective. If you want to achieve more with less, and if you want to waste less time for output and instead be outcome-oriented, then task prioritization is mandatory. Tasks prioritization is a typical management tool, but it is useful for managers, engineers, and technicians because it tool helps to manage your personal activity, improves the efficiency of your work, increases impact, and evidently helps your promotion. In this article, we want to concentrate on how to define urgency and importance correctly. Urgency – Importance Matrix Urgency – Importance Matrix is…

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Coronavirus! If you can’t fight it, join it!

It is not a secret for anyone that there is an ongoing global pandemic these days. Covid-19 (or how most people call it, coronavirus) is spreading fast and kills many. Pretty much the entire world now tries to find a solution for it and some countries are claiming that they already did, or at least found a way to contain and control the virus. Of course, we are not medical or biology professionals by any stretch of the imagination, but everyone is aware of how catastrophic this pandemic is for the global economy and the effect it has on everyone’s…

Effective BrainStorming (EBS)

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Project’s tasks management with PRIZ Innovation Platform

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