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.
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.
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. …
According to the New York Times, relaxation is key to productivity and, vice versa, effectiveness is quite helpful when it comes to enjoying a peaceful life.
A lot of people, and a lot of companies, still believe that to be more productive you need to work longer hours. However, it has been proven that productivity decreases after maintaining concentration for a certain amount of time.
Being productive has a lot to do with knowing how to pay attention to what is important in each moment and eliminating, or at least smoothing out, the obstacles and distractions that appear in our…
Although freelancing started as a small thing, it is growing and evolving to become a major source of work. The projections for the future estimate that many more people will join this working style. Its rapid growth is backed up by the development of technology. But, it doesn’t stop there. If you want to see why freelancing is the future of work, check here to find some of the main reasons.
This weekend we have updated the web application with a new feature that will allow you to synchronize your FacileThings calendar with multiple Google and Outlook calendar accounts at the same time.
If you use different Google and Outlook accounts to manage your personal and professional calendars, now you can bring all these data sources together in one GTD calendar.
If you already have your Google or Outlook calendar perfectly integrated with FacileThings and don’t need to use any other, you don’t have to do anything. Your current integration will continue to work as before.
However, if you want to…
Mental health is a key aspect of productivity. When things are good, we often take for granted how essential our mental health is in making the progress we want and achieving the business goals that we strive for. Now, as businesses continue to adjust to the complicated needs of a post-pandemic economy, the focus on mental health is arguably more important than ever before.
Mental health concerns have increased alongside shutdowns and isolation across remote work practices. These conditions may contribute to worker safety and even productivity in some cases, but they are also a recipe for mental health concerns…
Peter Drucker said that being effective is “doing the right things”, and that’s what any knowledge worker is expected to do. Being effective is something that everyone would want to be regardless of their life’s circumstances, not just in professional matters.
Although knowledge, intelligence and creativity are essential resources for doing things right, only effectiveness produces results. Working on the right things is what makes the work effective.
Curiously enough, we aren’t taught how to be effective in the current school system, so we must be the ones who, proactively, seek the best way to produce results. It’s our responsibility…
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