Eisenhower Matrix, the famous productivity growth strategy, is a simple decision-making tool. It can be used
anyone at any time, can be applied immediately and has time-tested effectiveness.
With the help of the Eisenhower Matrix, you can easily determine the priorities of your tasks according to their urgency and importance. At the same time, it helps you to quickly identify tasks that should be delegated or left untouched>
Eisenhower Matrix received its name after Dwight D. Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) the 34th
president of the United States (1953-1961)
On August 19, 1954, Eisenhower addressed the Second Assembly of the World Council of Churches, Evanston, Illinois. During his speech, he quoted a former college president and said "I have two kinds of problems, the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent."
This quote was later taken up and processed by Stephen R. Covey (October 24, 1932 - July 16, 2012), an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker.
In his book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, which is a self-improvement book, the third habit is the one according to which one must “Put First Things First”
Putting first things first means organizing and executing around your most important priorities. It is living and being driven by the principles you value most, not by the agendas and forces surrounding you.
The Eisenhower Matrix functions as a decision matrix. This means that it allows you to categorize your activities according to their importance and urgency. This way as you make real progress in your life, you will also succeed to keep a good balance between your personal and professional life.
From the beginning, you will organize yourself much better and work much more efficiently. The results will appear shortly because productivity will be greatly improved and this will be immediately reflected in revenues and profits.
In time, as you use the Eisenhower Matrix you will end up directing more and more priorities toward the section Important but Not urgent. This section increases your effectiveness and helps you to achieve remarkable professional and personal growth.
Contributor at PlanArty