The Getting Things Done (GTD) Method (David Allen)

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Munadil Shafat
Student (MBA), Bangladesh
For those of us who are struggling to tackle the flow of everyday to-dos and get the control of life's overwhelm, the Getting Things Done (GTD®) method can be useful. David Allen, the inventor of this time management methodology described GTD as "a total work-life management system that transforms overwhelm into an integrated system of stress-free productivity". In order to start implementing GTD, you have to follow a 5-step process which is briefly described below: CAPTURE: Capturing what David Allen calls the "open loops" is the first and foremost important step in GTD Method. By "open loop" he meant anything that is spinning around your head for some time and needs something to be done from your part in order to close the loop. In everyday situation, all our to-do list items are open loops but also our passions, dreams or any information that is not a task in itself but can be an important one in the future. Capturing all these scattered pieces and placing them in your "IN" box i (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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