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  • anyone involved in providing web hosting using GTD?

    I'm working on an article to highlight the GTD concept and ways that bosses can learn from it to step back from trying to do everything themselves as their business starts to grow, to be able to delegate functions to staff, and outsource where practical.
    Anyone out there doing that can provide input on?

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    Sorry, don't see the connection?

    Originally posted by southpointbooks
    I'm working on an article to highlight the GTD concept and ways that bosses can learn from it to step back from trying to do everything themselves as their business starts to grow, to be able to delegate functions to staff, and outsource where practical.
    Anyone out there doing that can provide input on?
    "anyone involved in providing web hosting using GTD?" Are you asking if there is a web hosting service that they themselves practice GTD? I fail to understand the question. One has nothing to do with the other. Unless you are under the impression that GTD is software that could be incorporated into a website. Can you see why the question might not be stated as clearly as it could be?

    I get the feeling you are talking more about the flaws of micro management than the benefits of using the GTD processes. And you might want to keep in mind that while a person may have great entrepreneurial and start-up skills, that may not mean that they have the skill set to see a business through the long term. Very few people possess both skills sets.

    I could be completely off on my assesment, but I do think you need to be a bit more clear on what it is you're really trying to ask here.

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      To clarify, the reference is someone (being the boss or management) providing web design/hosting, and their experience with using GTD to delegate tasks to others.

      Part of the framework of GTD process is delegation - "Are YOU really the best person to do this?" As their business grows, how do they hand off tasks to employees or outsource, tasks that before they did themselves.
      This is a paradox for entrepreneurs and for tech people especially in startups. They are very bright, have tons of ideas, usually disorganized, and like to micro-manage things (i.e. - programs, processes, coding).
      For example, say your average startup web design/host reseller. They know about programming web sites with PHP/ASP/JSP/Flash or what have-you and with the details of maintaining servers. As a host gets more clients and their business hopefully grows, how can they use GTD principles to hand off, to delegate to others those tasks that previously they did (and enjoyed) themselves but need to handoff to others to focus on growing and managing the business?

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