In this video, productivity experts Steve Somers and Steve Nguyen will review some basics of David Allen's book, Getting Things Done (or GTD). The authors will introduce some fundamentals of personal productivity, such as planning your week, creating a system to track your notes, ideas and to-dos, selecting productivity tools, and running effective meetings.
- [Voiceover] Like most people, I found myself…having trouble keeping track of my tasks,…finding information, and wasting time…in counterproductive meetings.…It wasn't until I was introduced to the book,…Getting Things Done, or GTD, by David Allen,…that I realized that there's a better way for me to work.…Some of you might be familiar with the principles…of Getting Things Done.…We plan to explore some of those ideas in this course,…but also, we'll expand upon what it means…to be truly productive using the Office 365 suite.…In this video, we'll review some of the basics…of personal productivity that will be applied…throughout the course.…
There are lot of personal productivity philosophies…and methodologies out there.…This course will scratch the surface,…but we've taken some basics of some of…the most common tenants and applied them here.…My own approach is to explore some concepts…and methodologies, including those in this course,…and try them out.…It's very different to read about a process…and actually practice it yourself,…
Next, learn which methods—email, phone, Skype, or face-to-face discussions—are most effective for communicating, and explore how to best plan and run effective meetings. By the end of the course, you'll be able to build a personal productivity strategy that works for you and your team.
Getting Things Done® is a registered trademark of the David Allen Company.
- Explain the best ways to improve personal productivity.
- Differentiate between OneDrive and SharePoint.
- List the most important features of OneNote.
- Name the most important guideline for writing emails.
- Cite the best practices for managing multiple calendars.
- Explain ways to make meeting matter.
- Summarize the components of a productive meeting agenda.