The Action Priority Matrix, also known as the Pareto Principle or the 80/20 rule, is a tool used to prioritize tasks based on their impact and effort. This allows individuals and teams to focus their efforts on the tasks that will have the greatest impact and require the least effort, and to avoid wasting time on tasks that have a low impact or require a lot of effort.
The Action Priority Matrix is a grid that has two axes: the x-axis represents the level of impact of a task, and the y-axis represents the level of effort required to complete the task. The matrix is divided into four quadrants: high impact and low effort, low impact and low effort, high impact and high effort, and low impact and high effort.
Tasks that are in the high impact and low effort quadrant are considered to be the most important tasks. These are tasks that will have a high impact and require a low level of effort, and they should be given the highest priority. For example, a task that will have a big impact on the business but only requires a few hours of work would be considered high impact and low effort.
Tasks that are in the low impact and low effort quadrant are tasks that will have a low impact and require a low level of effort. These tasks should be given the next highest priority, and they should be