Eisenhower Matrix Template
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How do I use an Eisenhower matrix?
An Eisenhower matrix consists of 2 columns and 2 rows. The 2 columns are Urgent and Not Urgent, and the 2 rows are Important and Not Important.
The Eisenhower matrix provides a simple way to decide how to best tackle a busy workload. By answering 2 key questions, it will help you decide what to focus on.
Is it important?
Deciding if a task is important depends on how much impact you think it has. Does it contribute to a major goal? Are there long term benefits to it?
Is it urgent?
Deciding if a task is urgent depends on whether something must be acted on in a timely manner. Is there a deadline coming up? Is someone waiting for your response today? Is it time-sensitive?
Break down your tasks in the Eisenhower matrix
As you answer these questions for each item in your todo list, place them in the quadrants on the Eisenhower matrix. Once you've placed them all, you can use the quadrants to guide how to work on them
|Eisenhower matrix guide|
|Important||Do Now. These are the things to focus on first. They have the biggest impact and are timely.||Decide. These are the things to schedule for later. They will have impact, but can be done at another time.|
|Not Important||Delegate. These need to be done soon, but are not very impactful. Delegate these to others to do.||Delete. These are neither important nor urgent. It's best to avoid them so you can focus your efforts on what matters more.|
Use the Eisenhower matrix template in Subtask
Subtask's Eisenhower matrix template lets you figure out what to focus on. Next, organize and manage those tasks using Subtask's alternate views such as the calendar, timeline, or kanban board view.