Evaluating the learning/implentation of the method
It seems from reading the forum that some people understand and implement the system readily while others struggle with it. Do you and your colleagues have data (or ideas) about what the common difficulties are in learning and implementing GTD? What approaches would seem most useful to determine what kinds of difficulties people have in learning and implementing the system? How can the most common problems be prevented or corrected? Is anybody evaluating the efficacy of different approaches to the teaching and coaching?
Two separate GTD systems - one for work and one for home?
What do you think about maintaining two separate GTD systems - one for work activities and one for home/personal activities? Such setup makes it possible to separate work stuff from home/personal stuff - I think many people need such separation.
I think that he covered that in the book and said that there should NOT be two separate systems. I don't remember what page it was on but it was in Chaper 1. Allen makes no distinctions between work and personal lives.
You’ve made the analogy between GTD and martial arts (white belt, brown belt, etc.). When you spend a weekend coaching someone on collecting and processing, where are they on that scale when you finish the weekend?
How long does it take without a coach? If someone buys the book and tries to follow it on their own, how long does the collecting and processing typically take?