Much of what David Allen wrote in his 2001 opus Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity is out of date. (He used to advise people to create a separate list of Next Actions that they could only do when they were next to a phone.) There’s a revised 2015 edition that I haven’t yet read, that I assume deals with processing texts and scanning Twitter feeds, and it’s probably already out of date because it doesn’t include advice on capturing Open Loops from Slack.
But I don’t need to read it, because I’ve already been… transformed. Rewired. Optimized for stress-free productivity and ready to get things done… More at lifehacker.
We don’t seem to hear much about productivity methods anymore. It appears that most people have given up on taming their inboxes and that we will use whatever is at hand at the time.
I use Outlook (Windows) at work and struggle by with what I consider to be a serious lack of organisation tools.
I use 2 DO on my iPhone and Mac, miCal on the iPhone and Gmail everywhere else. There are no specific routines I use these days because I have trained myself to not spend forever thinking about organising at the expense of actually doing things.
It is a mashup of different tools at different times and it kind of works. We have moved on from the idea of organising ourselves digitally and from what I can see, some people are actually stepping back and using pen and paper.
This is merely my experience and I would be interested to know how you organise yourself in 2017 and why.