Your mind is for creating ideas, not just for holding them...which is why we have monday.com. The GTD workflow could easily be adopted by monday.com in four easy steps and provide you with the best ways to manage your tasks and thoughts.
This guide will give an overview of what is GTD, how you can use it on the platform and what it means in practice.
Before diving into how to GTD with monday.com, let’s first understand what GTD is.
The GTD (getting things done) method by productivity consultant David Allen, is the process of moving planned tasks and projects out of the mind by recording them externally and then breaking them into actionable work items. This allows for focusing attention on taking actions on tasks, instead of just recalling them.
Sounds good in theory, does it mean you need two heads now?
Well no, one head is enough. 😀 Let's say you have an idea or a thought that has an unclear outcome or its next action is not defined; this is where the GTD workflow comes in. It consists of five stages to handle any idea or thought: capture, clarify, organize, reflect, and engage.
You may be thinking "So first I can't keep anything in my head and now diagrams? Come on!"
We had this thought as well and this is where monday.com makes it easy.
Step 1: "My bucket list" - Where you capture, clarify and organize your tasks and ideas.
First, place all of your ideas and thoughts in the bucket list board as pulses. Each idea can then be clarified and organized by the questions asked; is it actionable? does it take more than two minutes? is this goal attainable?
- Clarify- for every task, ask yourself if it's actionable or not, is it a task or it is just an event I need to go to.
- 2 minute rule - will the task take 2 minutes or less to complete? If the answer is yes, then go and do it (call your mom to say hi 😇) but if not, move to the Perspective column.
- Perspective -current projects referring to thoughts, tasks, and projects that you need to handle now- today, next week, or even next month. Long-term goals refer to a task or ideas that can be completed in the future (this year, next 2 years, life goal).
As a result, pulses can be moved to one of the four other boards (Projects, Events, Non-actionable, Perspective) and you can use the URL column to create a shortcut to the specific board as you can see below located in the far right column.
- Project current status
- What is my next step
- Wanted final outcome
Another good way to track your improvement is to list them out and check them when moving forward - Checklists
You can also keep your long-term ideas for later on the "long-term goals board", like the idea to open your own coffee shop or travel to Japan.
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