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David Allen – Getting Things Done

September 27, 2019


In this video we’re spotlighting Getting
Things zdone by David Allen, the creator of the Getting Things Done time management method. Getting Things Done, one of the most well-known books on productivity in print today, outlines a
five step process for staying organized and staying productive. The five steps
are capture, clarify, organize, reflect, and engage. Step one is about capturing
tasks and ideas that have your attention. Using digital notes, handwritten notes, or
a voice recorder, collect everything that has your attention – all the tasks
projects and other things that you are responsible for. Next, you clarify what
all these captures mean to you by asking, “Is it actionable?” if it isn’t you have
three options. First, trash it. If there’s no point in keeping it, get rid of it. Second, you can file it into a “someday/maybe” folder to revisit at a later time or file it into a reference folder that you
can access whenever you need. If it is, decided what the next action is. If the
action will take less than two minutes, do it immediately. If the action will not
take less than two minutes, delegate it to someone else or defer it by adding it
on to your calendar with a reminder or you’re running task list. Step three is to organize all your
actions into their proper lists, calendars or folders. After you’ve
organized everything into its right place, it’s important to reflect and review
your next actions. David Allen recommend setting time aside every week to review
all of your lists so you can clean, update and add accordingly. The final step is
called “engage”. This simply means that you use your system and take the appropriate
actions with confidence. Click on the book to learn more about
David Allen’s renowned Getting Things Done methodology and find out how to
purchase this title in bulk for your organization.

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