The GTD Summit - perhaps more important than ever

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
We no longer live in a make-it-and-move-it society where productivity can be measured by parts produced, raw materials consumed or time spent. For knowledge work, we need a new productivity equation. In my public seminars, I present just such an equation:

VALUE = Knowledge x Methodology x Technology

I've blogged about this formula before, so I won't go into detail here, but I do want to point out two things: First, notice that the value created is the result of not one but three factors: Knowledge, Methodology, and Technology (or tools). Each play an important role in the productivity equation. Second, these factors are multipliers - changing any one of them has the potential to greatly effect the outcome or "value" created.

Unfortunately, many people focus on the tools they use or even what they know while giving little attention to the methodology - the process - they use to get things done.

It's in economic times like this when the improved productivity of organizations and the people within them becomes critical. It's also in these times that our ability to maintain personal focus and control are key to success. I've blogged a lot about my success using the Getting Things Done (GTD)  methodology an important part of my personal productivity tool kit. My friend and long-time client, David Allen, creator of this methodology, has been a pioneer in finding ways to increase our productivity by changing the way we think about the work we do.

Next month, David will launch the GTD Summit and I'm particularly excited to see the list of expert speaker & panelists he has gathered for the Summit which will be held in San Francisco, March 11-13. I can think of no better time to be focused on productivity than now, when everyone is being asked to “doing more with less” and to work “smarter not harder.”

This is an important event and a unique opportunity to meet, learn from, and hang out with so many productive and inspiring folks with David Allen and his key coaches and presenters. For this reason, I've decided to place a banner ad for the GTD summit on each of my sites to help spread the word. (I'm trying to help get the word out; I receive no compensation for doing this.)

If this interests you, I encourage you to visit the GTD Summit Web site.

If you do plan to attend, let me know! Hopefully, I will see you there!

(Update: I've just learned that there is a discount code that you can use to receive a 25% discount on the price of admission.The code is Summit25)

Discussion/Comments (1):

Mel (): 03/10/2009 21:27:33
The GTD Summit - perhaps more important than ever

Wish I could go. It's SO hard to get time off when you work in customer service. Maybe next year.

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