Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Consolidating GTD Collection Points

Merlin Mann, in his 45Folders Blog, today focusses in on the collection phase of "Getting Things Done" by David Allen. He ends by describing how important it is after the initial sweep to maintain your collection systems and keep them by your side at all times.

A colleague and I, both keen advocates of GTD, have taken this to the point where neither of us have a landline desk phone. The reason is that this removes an extra collection point- the landline answer phone. If we were to have one each, it would add time and complexity to collating tasks into our personal productivity systems (especially when away from the office).

Sure, our mobile bills are a little more, but that's the least of our worries.

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