Thursday, 22 November 2007

Does Getting Things Done get things done?

David Allen has developed personal effectiveness and productivity into a business, under the slogan "Getting Things Done". He provides a range of timesaving tips for efficient working, focusing particularly on habits of filing and storing data and prioritisation. If followed in full, GTD is not so much good practice and more a way of life, but many people find that adopting some of his techniques can transform their workrate and makes them feel that they are in control of their work rather than the other way around. There are expensive options to pursue this but a cheap place to start is the Penguin book.

You may find the relentless enthusiasm and optimism a little wearing in large doses, but you are bound to learn something useful along the way.

[fuller review here]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Getting Things Done is without doubt the most useful business / personal development book I have ever used! I strongly recommend it, even if only to use the very simple techniques to clear your intray and inbox.