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Introduced in 2002, “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity”, the first book by author David Allen, management consultant, lecturer, founder and president of the David Allen Company, introduces the groundbreaking methods to achieve the maximum productivity and control the life.
In the book, the author points out that the productivity is directly proportional to the ability to relax because we can achieve the effective productivity and have free creativity when our minds are only in the peace status and our minds are organized. Therefore, the author shares 6 methods to get things done:
- Apply the “do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it” rule
- Mange email, paperwork and unexpected demands in logic ways.
- Set out a plan and stay focus to conduct it.
- Overcome feelings of confusion, anxiety and being overwhelmed
- Mange the emotion
With these methods and advices delivered in “Getting Things Done”, we can explore how to change the way we work and experience the work.
In today’s world of exponentially increased communication and responsibility, yesterday’s methods for staying on top just don’t work. Veteran management consultant and trainer David Allen recognizes that “time management” is useless the minute your schedule is interrupted; “setting priorities” isn’t relevant when your e-mail is down; “procrastination solutions” won’t help if your goals aren’t clear.
Allen’s premise is simple: our ability to be productive is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve stress-free productivity and unleash our creative potential. He teaches us how to:
Apply the “do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it” rule to get your in-box empty.
Reassess goals and stay focused in changing situations.
Overcome feelings of confusion, anxiety, and being overwhelmed.
Feel fine about what you’re not doing.