Getting Things Done

Self-organisation for stress-free productivity

Getting Things Done (GTD) is a method aimed at knowledge-workers that have to

  • balance multiple requests, projects, concerns, and at the same time
  • need some space to be creative

GTD is based on five basic paradigms:

  • Capture everything that has your attention. Little, big, personal and professional—all your to-do’s, projects, things to handle or finish.
  • Clarify the appropriate action: trash, delegate, file, do, ...
  • Organise actions into context-related to-do lists
  • Reflect on items on your various to-do lists
  • Engage with the items on your to-do list and DO them

GTD workflow

You can find more guidance and tips on Hans' summary slides.

Useful resources