How personal productivity transformed work—and failed to.
Productivity, we must recognize, can never be entirely personal. It must be connected to a system that we can study, analyze, and improve.
To move forward, we must step away from Drucker’s commitment to total autonomy—allowing for freedom in how we execute tasks without also allowing for chaos in how these tasks are assigned. We must, in other words, acknowledge the futility of trying to tame our frenzied work lives all on our own, and instead ask, collectively, whether there’s a better way to get things done.
10 min read · From 2017 · Getting Things Done, or GTD, is a system for getting organized and staying productive. It may seem complicated on the outside, but the end goal is to spend less time doing the things you have to do so you have more time for the things you want to do. Let's break it down and see how you can apply a simplified version to your life.
~12 min read · From 2015 · GTD—or “Getting things done”—is a framework for organizing and tracking your tasks and projects. Its aim is a bit higher than just “getting things done”, though. (It should have been called “Getting…
20+ min read · From 2018 · Jun 4, 2007Productivity porn (or, for those really in the know, "productivity pr0n") consists of techniques, tactics, and tricks for maximizing personal productivity -- or, as they say, "getting…
Each night before you go to bed, prepare a 3x5 index card with a short list of 3 to 5 things that you will do the next day.
Keep three and only three lists: a Todo List, a Watch List, and a Later List.