Value Driver #4:
In his book The 7 habits of highly effective people, Stephen Covey popularized the four quadrants of time management.
- Quadrant 1 - Urgent and Important (Crises or Emergencies)
- Quadrant 2 - Important but not Urgent (Planning, Prevention, Improvement)
- Quadrant 3 - Not Important but Urgent (Interruptions)
- Quadrant 4 - Not Important and not Urgent (Time Wasters)
The reality is that most people spend the majority of their time with Urgent issues. The issues could be important or not but they have now become an emergency. This is a good indicator that they did not spend enough time on the important before they became urgent. How do we at Thompson Tractor help our customers operate in Quadrant 2, arguably the most productive of all time management?