Posts Tagged ‘organization’

5 Phases of GTD Workflow
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5 Phases of GTD Workflow

There are five phases of your workflow: Collect, Process, Organize, Review & Do. You need to know the best practices and tools for each phase.

New BlackBerry on the way for you – or not
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New BlackBerry on the way for you – or not

Will you be an early adopter of the new BlackBerry? How do you decide among BlackBerry, iPhone, Android, or … a Windows Phone?

Video with David Allen: on becoming an executive with GTD
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Video with David Allen: on becoming an executive with GTD

David Allen talks about how the GTD Weekly Review, and how to do more executive thinking about your life.

Q&A with David Allen: Staying on track amid distractions
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Q&A with David Allen: Staying on track amid distractions

Technology should enhance productivity, making it easier to get things done so you have more leisure time. But have tools that are designed to help really just added to our workload, distraction, and stress?

Is Your Smartphone Making You Less Productive?
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Is Your Smartphone Making You Less Productive?

We’re jeopardizing long-term productivity by eliminating predictable time off that ensures balance in our lives.

Moms more productive with Facebook
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Moms more productive with Facebook

If you’re looking for practical time management training, watch a busy mom for a day.

Working on job one
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Working on job one

There are very few times and places we really have the appropriate energy level, tools, and uninterrupted time frames towork on some of our “most important” work.

Who distracts you the most?
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Who distracts you the most?

Is your software programmed to grab your attention in ways that make your time-management job harder?

GTD gear of the future is almost here
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GTD gear of the future is almost here

Wouldn’t it be cool if your GTD system could read your mind? It would automagically prioritize your action lists according to your context, time available, energy level, and what most has your attention in that moment.

Your Browser is a Productivity Tool
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Your Browser is a Productivity Tool

From the Business Center at PC World, GTD is listed as a browser-compatible productivity system.

A GTD Experiment
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A GTD Experiment

In a guest post on the Workshifting blog, read tips from Mike Williams, CEO for the David Allen Company (and vetted GTD coach!) on some simple ways to apply GTD. His post also includes an experiment for making your next meeting more effective.

Tips for your filing system from David Allen
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Tips for your filing system from David Allen

Here are tips from David Allen for setting up your paper filing system.

Changing Your Organization’s Culture
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Changing Your Organization’s Culture

The microcosm of how people deal with their in-baskets, e-mail, and conversations with others will be reflected in the macro-reality of their culture and organization.

David Allen’s workspace, clearly labeled
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David Allen’s workspace, clearly labeled

This is a photo of David Allen’s workspace. You’ll notice that he has helpfully labeled many of the items in the photo.

Your Brain on GTD
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Your Brain on GTD

Clearly defining your successful outcome helps your brain start finding ways to achieve that outcome.

Do you feel more productive now than you did several years ago?
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Do you feel more productive now than you did several years ago?

When Office Technology Overwhelms, Get Organized

Email Overload and Cabin Porn
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Email Overload and Cabin Porn

GTD’s systematic approach relieves the stress, and makes the busy-ness of our modern lives sustainable.

Should you focus on something ‘more strategic?’
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Should you focus on something ‘more strategic?’

What compounds the challenges of the self-management game is that often the most effective thing to do feels like the last thing you’re capable of doing.

David Allen: What I Read
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David Allen: What I Read

The Atlantic’s Media Diet series asks well-known people how they deal with what seems like an overwheleming amount of stuff to read. Here’s how David Allen responded when asked what he reads.

How GTD reduces resistance
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How GTD reduces resistance

This blog post by Bill Meade describes a fascinating metaphor for GTD – the bulbous bow on large ships. This bow shape modifies the way the water flows around the hull, to reduce drag and increase speed and efficiency.


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