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What is the Eisenhower Decision Matrix?

The Eisenhower Matrix, also known as the Eisenhower Decision Matrix or the Eisenhower Box, is a productivity tool named after former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. It helps individuals prioritize and manage tasks based on their urgency and importance. The matrix categorizes tasks into four quadrants:

1. Urgent and Important: These tasks require immediate attention and should be dealt with as a priority.

2. Important but Not Urgent: These tasks are significant but can be scheduled for later to ensure proper planning and focus.

3. Urgent but Not Important: These tasks are time-sensitive but don’t contribute significantly to your long-term goals. Delegating or minimizing them is often recommended.

4. Not Urgent and Not Important: These tasks are low priority and should be eliminated or postponed whenever possible to free up time for more important matters.

Using the Eisenhower Matrix can help individuals identify and prioritize tasks effectively, enabling better time management and productivity.

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