In 2002, a book entitled Getting Things Done was published by author David Allen, to widespread critical acclaim and quickly began to amass an almost cult following. In it, the author set forth a method for improving the efficiency of work processes by employing time management techniques, task prioritisation, and concentration on the most important tasks. Ten years, and many improved work-flows later, Allen’s theory remains as prevalent as ever, but not necessarily in the state he first imagined.
Despite being the title of Allen’s book, Getting Things Done, or GTD, has since become the byword for any method of improving productivity, regardless of relevance to the author’s original. Allen’s paper-based method has become outdated in the ten years since its publication, and, largely in response to technological advance and the Internet, other more relevant GTD theories have emerged, such as David Sparks’ Paperless.
With the myriad of electronic devices that now dominate many work flows and work places, making distractions easier to come by—ahem, Twitter—new ways of boosting productivity have come about. However, not everybody has time to read, implement, and stick to a special system. So, how do we bridge this impasse? It’s simple: take away the Internet, or at least part of it. Intrigued? Find out more after the break.
2017 Top 5 Productivity Apps
- Apple is upgrading millions of iOS devices to a new modern file system today by @tomwarren https://t.co/Bdmum4joY3 https://t.co/yCLvmXxvxX
9 hours ago
- #Apple iOS 10.3 update features: FULL LIST by @TheTrueVega https://t.co/ZKNYRfZH3L https://t.co/iXMiBo2Vf5
18 hours ago
- 3 Great #CustomerExperience Software Options Compared via @capterra https://t.co/jC1o8DRV94 https://t.co/9HQXGpLmqH
20 hours ago
- How To Protect Your iCloud Account From a Potential Breach https://t.co/KDUoxPLlmj https://t.co/TbmR8B1Rzz
2 days ago