Impact Effort Map
What is the Impact Effort Map workshop tactic?
This tactic helps you group ideas together based on how much effort they require to carry out and how much impact they’ll have on your goal.
Narrowing down your ideas means that you can focus on what is going to be the easiest and most valuable thing to work on.
Impact Effort Miro Template
How to use the Impact Effort Map tactic in your workshop
1. Gather your ideas together and write a name for each one on a sticky note.
2. Draw a Priority Map with 'Impact' and 'Effort' on the axes. Make sure it’s big enough to fit all your ideas!
Low effort, low impact: Do later
Low effort, high impact: Do now
High effort, low impact: Forget it
High effort, high impact: Do later
3. Plot each idea on the graph. Discuss each one in turn. As a group, decide how much effort is involved and what the impact will be.
Origin: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1954
Not sure if this is the right approach for your team at the moment? Try a different decision-making tactic. Once you know which direction your team should take, use a discussion tactic to help facilitate your team’s progress together.