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Getting Things Done

Synonyms: GTD, time management system, personal productivity system, multitasking

GTD is a productivity or time management system that helps you complete tasks — you break down large tasks into smaller subtasks and set specific deadlines for them using lists and calendars.

 

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs
— Henry Ford

Controversial

«do one's own thing»

 

Despite the popularity of the GTD method, many people admit that they actually cannot use the method or use it partially. In the modern world, when smartphones and laptops are available in just about every pocket, the method becomes almost irrelevant:
 

  1. Too complex
  2. Time-consuming
  3. Overwork
  4. Psychological issues
  5. Rigidity
  6. Blurred meanings
  7. Over-managing the system
  8. Overlooked parts
  9. Hard for day-to-day improvements
  10. Bad for short term planning
  11. Expensive additional tools

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