Bring clarity to chaos
With the pace of modern life, it can often seem like there aren’t enough hours in the day. But being creative, strategic, and simply present doesn’t require time— it requires space.
It’s easy to get caught up in all the distractions, and with more responsibilities, projects and commitments than ever, it can be hard to manage your time and know you’ve made the best choices about what to work on right now.
Our approaches can transform your world by giving you a way to make sense of those competing commitments, reduce unnecessary stress and put you on top of your game… in your work and your personal life.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small, manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.
— Mark Twain
Why it Matters
Employees are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of new inputs that demand their attention daily. Without clarity on the meaning of their work and appropriate systems to manage their commitments, even the best people revert to dealing with the latest and loudest. This results in high levels of reported stress, inefficient use of time and systemic procrastination.
The promise of self-organisation relies on the capabilities of individual employees to recognise business needs, process them through appropriate systems and follow through on their commitments at an appropriate time.
How we do it
Our primary tool for helping the most productive employees achieve even more with their time is Getting Things Done (GTD).
Based on David Allen’s bestselling book, since 2001 GTD has become the most popular approach to personal productivity on a global scale. Over 2 million people have been introduced to GTD and discovered the power of clearing their mind, sharpening their focus, and accomplishing more with ease and elegance.
GETTING THINGS DONE (GTD)
Things rarely get stuck because of lack of time. They get stuck because the doing of them has not been defined.
― David Allen
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
What we think
No matter where you work and what framework they use to define the structure and responsibilities of people, there will be tension between people. The way we create boundaries around authority and what people/roles are responsible for can help resolve or at least relieve these tensions.