The Getting Things Done Workbook, 10 moves to stress-free productivity written by David Allen and Brandon Hall has just been released and, as its title suggests, this is a practical guide to get you to assess how you currently manage things, introduces you to the GTD® methodology, and asks you to commit to change using that methodology.
You’re then presented with 10 moves to help you implement the GTD® methodology to achieve the stress-free productivity goal.
These moves are:
- Capture all your incoming paper into one in-tray
- Choose your capture tool
- Do a mind sweep
- Get your in-tray to empty
- Get your emails to zero
- Create your next action and other lists
- Keep track of your projects on one list
- Create folders to stay organised
- Do a GTD Weekly Review®
- Conduct a daily review
The Workbook contains links to 16 short videos of David Allen explaining the five phases of GTD® and the key techniques that you need to master.
These steps encompass the implementation of GTD® as covered in chapters 4 to 10 of David Allen’s book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (revised edition).
The Workbook gives you direct instructions on how to implement GTD® in a clear easy to absorb style without the full philosophy that the the companion Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity necessarily provides.
Even for an experienced follower of the GTD® approach, I am already finding the workbook a useful way to tune up my system . . .