I’m usually not much for productivity systems of any kind. It all seems to me like it should just be common sense. Keep track of your to-do list, prioritize, and so on and so forth. I’m falling so far behind at work now, though, that I’m actually starting to look around to see if there’s anything out there that could help. I know there’s no magic wand I can wave that’ll get four months worth of work done in a week, but maybe there’s something out there that could help me whittle down the list a bit, and take some of the stress off me.
I’ve seen the “Getting Things Done” system mentioned a lot over the last couple of years, and I’ve been somewhat curious about it. I think I’m finally desperate enough to start looking into it. An excerpt from David Allen’s book is available from Business Week. I read that, and it makes some sense to me. There’s a page of links and stuff about GTD up at 43 Folders. There’s a link there to a podcast series, interviewing David Allen, that might be interesting. I think I’ll give that a listen, after I catch up on DNR.
I’m not sure if I’m ready to buy the book yet. Maybe.