GTD is primarily a personal management tool, but that doesn’t mean that the methodology doesn’t cover your relationship with other people or entities from an organizational point of view. It does, and it does it very well.

In reality, there are only three types of issues that you need to manage in your relationship with others:

  1. Someone asks you to do something.
  2. You need someone to do something.
  3. You need to address some issue with someone.

GTD allows you to deal with this kind of inputs in the most effective way possible, without either overreacting or overlooking them when they…


Batching has its origins in the computing world. These are programs that run large but similar batches of work in terms of their resource requirements. An initial setup is required, but once this is done, all tasks can be run sequentially without the need for user interaction.

When a company designs an email marketing campaign, the program that segments the people who should receive the campaign and then sends hundreds of thousands of emails to its recipients is an example of batching.

What does this have to do with your personal effectiveness? Behind batching lies a key concept in productivity…


Nowadays when working from home is becoming the new normal workplace, rooms and other parts of houses are turning into home offices. As the actual work offices were built with ergonomic considerations to ensure healthy and safe places to do daily jobs, it should also be the same level of importance when you create your home office. You should not ignore the essence of making your home workplace or space to be not only conducive but also a place where your health is also primarily considered. …


A few years ago, David Allen, personal productivity expert and creator of Getting Things Done ( GTD), gave an extensive interview to The Atlantic that was published under the title David Allen on How to Fix Your Life. This is a compendium of his most valuable insights on how to tackle a variety of common problems in our current world.

Crisis

In a crisis situation, you tend to gather all the information that is potentially relevant and make decisions quickly. It’s essential that you trust your judgment and intuition at the moment. You have to act. You have to constantly course-correct…


The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating to the commercial landscape. For more than a year now, there has been a medical and ethical need to make certain that the activities of your company do not exacerbate the spread of a highly contagious virus. Among the most significant impacts involved how businesses handled their employment approach. One report found that 11% of U.S. businesses had to permanently lay off workers, while 37% were performing hiring freezes.

However, one of the biggest changes that many businesses made was to adjust their practices to empower employees to work from home. While some businesses…


GTD is presented primarily as a personal management system; it proposes a set of best organizational practices for individuals to effectively manage both their personal and professional lives. This individualistic approach makes it a bit difficult to see how these practices relate to teamwork.

David Allen, the author of the methodology, argues that, in the same way that simply knowing how to read helps the members of an organization to work better, knowing the processes and behaviors associated with the GTD methodology will help the members of a team perform optimally.

The same principles that help a person as an…


You know what it’s like when you walk into a place, be it a store, restaurant, or coffee shop, and “the energy just isn’t right?” You can’t put your finger on it, but it’s all just wrong. You can’t relax, focus on what you are supposed to be doing in there, and can’t wait to get out of there.

What about your workplace? When you get to your desk, do you feel focused, inspired, and energized? After all, this is supposed to be the one place where you do your best work.

Does it matter?

It does. We already intuitively know that working…


I believe that one of the main reasons why many people aren’t well organized and live overwhelmed by the pressure of their work and personal tasks is that they fail to establish the necessary habits to calmly keep everything under control.

Consistently, and often unconsciously, our habits shape our everyday behavior, and our response to any situation. Ultimately, it’s our habits that define our character and end up directing our lives in some way.

Are you able to manage your daily commitments while keeping calm? Are you an efficient person when carrying out your tasks? Are you an effective person…


It is possible that today you have found new items on your calendar that you did not have before . We have published an update on the process of integrating the FacileThings calendar with Google Calendar that, as a novelty, allows you to keep the recurring Google events in sync.

Until now, recurring events of Google Calendar were not synchronized because, although they are displayed in the calendar based on the repetition patterns defined in the first event, they do not exist as such. …


The overall productivity of a company is the sum of every employee’s individual performance; this fact empowers us to search for innovative ways that can help us find the best talent for our companies.

The traditional hiring process didn’t massively change before the 21st century. However, as the new century brought in modern pieces of technology that are streamlining every aspect of human life, the way we hire also changed.

Today, technology is a major component of every HR department’s hiring process, and for good reasons. …

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