With many tasks calling for your attention, it’s hard to prioritize which should come first. This is where the Eisenhower Matrix comes in.
Eisenhower Matrix is a simple decision-making and prioritization tool developed by Stephen Covey in his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It was derived from the speech of the 34th President of the United States and a five-star general, Dwight D. Eisenhower. He famously said, “I have two kinds of problems, the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent.”
What is an Eisenhower Matrix Board Template?
By now, we know that the Eisenhower Matrix helps you establish an efficient workflow by distinguishing urgent from important tasks.
Your tasks will fall into one of these quadrants:
Urgent and Important: Do
Urgent but Not Important: Schedule
Not Urgent but Important: Delegate
Not Urgent and Not Important: Delete
With our template, you get to visualize these quadrants, as if you draw them on a piece of paper. Drag and drop the tasks to move them around the quadrants. Color-code to categorize the Personal and Business tasks.
What is included in the template?
If you start with this template, here’s what you’ll get:
Six columns: Backlog, Eisenhower Matrix, To Do, In Process, Done, Information