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Eisenhower Matrix

> Prioritize and decide together

Are your daily tasks and activities (professional and/or personal) piling up and you don’t know where to start or what to do to get everything done? The Eisenhower Matrix is the perfect tool for sorting, arranging and prioritising actions!

For a little history lesson, it was invented by Eisenhower, commander-in-chief of the American forces in Europe during WW2 and later President of the United States: ‘The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent’.

Therefore, the matrix relies on 2 axes: the level of importance and the level of urgency of each task.

Suggestions and variations

For an even more collaborative method, you can use a Board activity by placing the quadrants in categories. If there are too many tasks, select which ones to do through a voting session.

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Author Beekast Beekast

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5 to 30 min
Less than 10
Save time by improving task management.
An effective and simple tool to put in place, either individually or in a group.
Author Beekast Beekast