Can Creative Work Be Managed By A Productivity System?

A couple of months ago I told you how I worked without any kind of productivity management for all of 2017. That followed several months at the end of 2016 where I didn’t find it helpful to manage my tasks and projects.

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My Productivity Gone Awry

We all want to get more done and to be able to look back at the end of the day, week or month and note how much we accomplished. We might learn systems to make us more productive and buy apps that help us manage our time and our tasks. Do they really help?

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How To Fit Creative Work Into A Productivity System Like Getting Things Done (GTD)

Creativity and productivity thrive under different conditions. What improves one, hinders the other. How then do you incorporate creative work into a productivity system like Getting Things Done (GTD)?

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How I Use Things To Set Up A GTD Workflow

Understanding how a system like GTD works is the theory. You have to put the theory into practice to gain any benefit. Typically that means finding a tool to store all your tasks and setting it up in a way so you can make use of the system.

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The Difficulty Including Creative Work in Productivity Systems Like Getting Things Done (GTD)

Creativity with it’s winding and meandering journeys and productivity with its straight line efficiency don’t always get along. What you do to improve one seems to reduce how well you can complete the other.

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