Productivity with Purpose
Based on the iconic bestseller by David Allen, the skills taught in Getting Things Done® have been shown to relieve cognitive load, allow for increased focus, even result in optimal experience and peak performance.
–Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Go beyond productivity tips and learn a personal workflow management system through instruction, application, and coaching.
Direct everything to a few chosen capture tools that you empty regularly.
Identify the very next action that would move you toward closure.
Sort next actions by context rather than topic to make completing them easier.
Use your system to take appropriate action with confidence.
Make time each week to conduct a formal review of your tasks and goals.
- Learn how the CCORE methodology can help you achieve the ideal productive state
- Avoid keeping tasks and to-dos in your mind
- Collect all the inputs that have your attention
- Direct everything to a few chosen capture tools that you empty regularly
Take time to decide what each item means to you
Identify the very next action that would move you toward closure
Process the items in your inboxes regularly and effectively to avoid fatigue and backlog
Utilize your calendar more effectively to free up more time
Sort next actions by context rather than topic to make completing them easier
Create and track a complete inventory of all project outcomes
REFLECT & ENGAGE
Scan your calendar and lists at the right times
Use your system to take appropriate action with confidence
RENEW THROUGH REVIEW
Review your system weekly so it’s always current
Make key connections between short-term tasks and longer-term goals
Commit to implement GTD and follow-up with an accountability partner
How could your team improve with Getting Things Done?
At Qualtrics, 100% of GTD graduates improved their ability to hit deadlines and deliver on commitments. And 96% said GTD helped them improve their daily effectiveness or ability to execute and stay on course.
Nine of ten GTD graduates report permanently changing time-management behavior. They also report that their new time management skills save them an average of 21 to 40 minutes EACH DAY.
At MasterControl, 80% of GTD graduates said they are better at processing their email inbox. They also reported a strong correlation between their new GTD skills and a positive trend in customer feedback.
Our research shows people who use the GTD skills are 55 times less likely to say they start projects that never get finished and 18 times less likely to say they often feel overwhelmed.
Teams that have a shared process for managing and executing work foster cultures of trust and engagement. At Menlo Innovations, the GTD skills not only generated results but also reduced stress and increased joy in the workplace.