Friday, January 08, 2016

Urgency/Importance Matrix

Here's a brief summary of the Urgency/Importance matrix, also known as Eisenhower's Urgent/Important Principle.This is mentioned in Covey's highly popular book 7 Habits...
The important point to remember is to focus on the Important issues first and only then on the Urgent ones.

The Eisenhower's Principle is summarized in the following statement: "I have two kinds of problems: the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent."

The following image summarizes the actions:
Note that this matrix's axes are in the opposite direction to the first one, which may be confusing at first.


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