This Effort vs Impact matrix (also called the Action Priority matrix) is a team decision making tool that allows people to more effectively manage their time. This quick but effective task management technique shows you if people are heading in the same direction.
Each person adds and positions tasks based on the level of effort required and the anticipated benefit. The results are then combined to see if people agree on what are the most attractive and important action items.
GroupMap shows you if people agree on the priorities so you can manage any issues early on and focus on the things that really matter.
Originally introduced as the management matrix by Stephen Covey in his book, First Things First, this activity helps teams prioritise tasks from major projects to quick wins. This tool is often used as part of the Lean Six Sigma practice to maximise team productivity. Using this variation of the Eisenhower matrix, items are ranked against :
This creates tasks that can be categorised into: