ProWork | Getting Things Done™
ProWork is immediate effects presentation of "Getting Things Done™" (GTD™), the action management method developed by David Allen.
"GTD™ rests on the principle that a person needs to move tasks out of their mind and get them recorded somewhere", Allen says. "That way, the mind is freed from the job of remembering everything that needs to be done, and can concentrate fully on actually performing those tasks".
What GTD™ is about
Unlike other time management experts, Allen does not start his emphasis on setting priorities. Instead he advocates creating lists of tasks that are specific to a context, for example, having a list of telephone calls to make or errands to do downtown. He also suggests that any new task which can be completed in less than two minutes should be done immediately.
The psychology of GTD™is based on making it easy and fun to store, track and retrieve all the information related to the things you need to get done. Allen suggests that many of the mental blocks we encounter in regard to doing certain activities are caused by insufficient 'front-end' planning (i.e. for any project we need to clarify what is to be achieved and what specific actions are needed to achieve it). It is most practical, according to Allen, to do this thinking in advance, generating a series of actions which we can later undertake without any further planning.
Allen also contends that our mental 'reminder system' is rather inefficient and seldom reminds us what we need to do at the time and place that we can do it. Consequently, the 'next actions' stored by context in the 'trusted system' act as an external support which ensures that we are presented with the right reminders at the right time.
There are many associated personal management tips and tricks detailed in Getting Things Done™ which can be useful for implementing the workflow described by Allen. In the ProWork seminar, you'll learn and see for yourself what astounding effects the implementation of a few easy principles will lead to: less stress, better control and lot's of saved time every day!
This hands-on course is a practical guide to managing your schedule and your stuff so you can get the most out of every aspect of your life. You'll learn to respond actively to life's clutter, rather than react negatively without solving the problem. We'll begin with some basic rules of organizing, then explore strategies for managing paper and time, organizing your home and family and techniques and routines to keep your life more organized.
Disclaimer: immediate effects is not licensed, certified, approved, or endorsed by or otherwise affiliated with David Allen or the David Allen Company which is the creator of the Getting Things Done® system for personal productivity. GTD® and Getting Things Done® are registered trademarks of the David Allen Company. For more information on the David Allen Company's products, please visit their website:www.davidco.com
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