041 - Organize: Getting Things Done (GTD) - ProductivityCast

041 Organize – Getting Things Done (GTD) – ProductivityCast

Host’s note: You will notice that Art Gelwicks stopped speaking about 13 minutes into this week’s ProductivityCast about the GTD step, Organize. Unfortunately, there were technical difficulties. Our apologies for any parts where it may sound like we jumped from segment to another; it’s likely where Art was speaking and his audio wasn’t available.

That said, this is episode three, on Step Three of the Workflow Diagram / Map, Organize, in our nine-part series on the Getting Things Done (GTD) personal productivity methodology and eponymously-titled book, from the perspective of the ProductivityCast team–as long-term practitioners, critics and observers of GTD.

“Being organized simply means that where something is matches what it means to you. No more, no less.” ~David Allen

In this cast, we cover how and where to organize after clarifying items in our inboxes, so that we can effectively trigger next actions when we have discretionary time to make progress on our projects and tasks.

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In this Cast | Organize – Getting Things Done (GTD)

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Art Gelwicks

Show Notes | Organize – Getting Things Done (GTD)

Resources we mention, including links to them will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context.

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

The Happiness Advantage: How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life by Shawn Achor

Getting Things Done: The Science behind Stress-Free Productivity” (p. 5 flowchart with processing/organizing questions)


Remember the Milk

Google Calendar


Simple Mind


Tony Buzan

Goodnotes 4 (iOS)

Raw Text Transcript | Organize – Getting Things Done (GTD)

Raw, unedited and machine-produced text transcript so there may be substantial errors, but you can search for specific points in the episode to jump to, or to reference back to at a later date and time, by keywords or key phrases. The time coding is mm:ss (e.g., 0:04 starts at 4 seconds into the cast’s audio).

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Note: GTD® and Getting Things Done® are registered trademarks of the David Allen Company. This is not affiliated with or officially endorsed by the David Allen Company.

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