The Priority Organiser (Cottrell, 2008, p. 82)
Here you’ll identify tasks for the week and assign a value to them in a table (see example below).
Complete the table as follows:
Column A – HOW IMPORTANT IS THE TASK? (6= Unimportant, 10=Essential)
Column B – HOW SOON DOES IT HAVE TO BE DONE? (1=At once, 5 = It can wait)
Column C – Subtract B from A. The ones with the highest scores are prioritised.
Column D – Number the order for completing the tasks and the time or date to do each.
You can use excel and create the B-C formula. Then, use the filter tool to rank Column D. Download excel file here: Priority Organiser spreadsheet