Collect what has your attention
Use an in-basket, notepad … to capture 100% of everything that has your attention. Big or small, personal or professional, things to handle or finish.
Process what it means
Take everything that you capture and ask: Is it actionable? If no, then trash it, incubate it, or file it as reference. If yes, decide the very next action required.
Put it where it belongs
Put action reminders on the right lists.
Look over your lists as regularly as possible to determine what to do next. Do a weekly review to clean up, update your lists, and clear your mind.
Use your system to take appropriate actions with confidence.
David Allen, the author of Getting Things Done®, has proposed a fundamentally different approach. David argues that what is required is not elusive time management but really self management–what we do with ourselves in any situation or context, time being just one variable. It involves dealing effectively with all of the things we have to do and want to do, both personally and professionally. GTD® is about capturing things we collect and create, deciding what (if anything) we want to do about them, organising the results of that knowledge work into a trusted system we can review appropriately and making intuitive strategic and tactical choices about what to do at any point in time from our options. In this way, GTD® provides a comprehensive approach for increasing productivity while decreasing stress.
Reading the book will definitely help you get started. In fact, many people who come to the seminar have already read the book (though it is not required). While the book is great from a knowledge perspective, the seminars help from a practical point of view. It is designed as a workshop where you actually start implementing GTD® and get immediate feedback from the seminar leader and the many participants in the room, who coach one another on fundamental behaviours throughout the course. It is the difference between knowing something and actually doing it correctly. You will also gain key best practices for implementing GTD® , presented in a variety of formats to accommodate many different learning styles. Here is a list of our upcoming seminars.
It is an all-to-commonly-held idea that to be more successful, one must accept more stress. Yet we have seen time and again how computer technology transforms what were once difficult, complex, and even stressful tasks into routine clicks of a button. GTD® is a form of “mental technology”–a thought process that has been tried and tested in some of the busiest working environments around–that accelerates productivity without requiring more effort. In fact, most people experience a great decrease in stress while increasing the amount they get done. Simply put, GTD® is a smarter way to work and live...
Although time management and effectiveness training can sometimes be seen as “remedial”, GTD® is different. It is frequently adopted as part of high-potential and partner-track programmes because it consistently helps some of the brightest, busiest, and most ambitious people to get more done. Furthermore, it often makes high performance more sustainable over the long term. Often, with increased performance comes increased satisfaction, and we often find that people we coach on GTD® are promoted soon afterward.
David Allen, the creator of GTD®, has likened the practice to a martial art in that there are not necessarily more advanced moves to learn, but that the fundamentals–both in understanding and execution–are something to be continually refined over the course of one’s life and career. For this reason, there is no one linear progression, but rather GTD® practitioners often find value in re-visiting the book, public seminars, and one-on-one coaching at various stages of their evolution.
Currently, STEP only offers experience training classes for candidates: CEOs & Directors. These are the candidates that need practical experience before deciding to apply GTD® training course in their organization. However, others can sign up for the course with a tuition fee of only a quarter compared to other countries in the same region.
GTD® is not only theory but must be constantly apply in practise to make significant progress. Practical App tutorial course is designed specifically for GTD® methodology.
After a month from the training date, STEP has one session ( about 2 hours) to evaluate the progress and answer for student’s questions after the course.