I see all these great systems that can enhance my productivity, but which one should I choose? I found this great article on Lifehack: [Why You Should Learn a Productivity System] that explains how important it is to stick one system and learn that system.
In this article Dustin Wax points out how difficult it is to make at choice when there are more than two options. It would be so easy to choose a productivity system if there were only two of them.
While making a brainstorm I realised that I could easily name 5-6 six systems, but how many systems are there?
What system would best serve my purpose? Celestine Chua doesn’t think that you can find one system that fits all your needs [The Best Productivity System There Is]
What characterise a productivity system? E.g. is Appreciative Inquiry considered a productivity system?
Why would I want a productivity system at all?
There are a bunch of questions about productivity systems that I would like to explore further and today I will start a list of productivity systems and philosophies that support productivity systems.
Productivity Systems and Tools
- Zen To Done (ZTD) by Leo Babauta – Technique
- Getting Things Done (GTD) by David Allen – Technique
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey – lessons in personal change
- Todoodlist by Nick Cernis – Technique
- Open Space Technology (OST) by Harrison Owen – self-organisation
- Appreciative Inquiry (AI) by David Cooperrider – organisational development
- Productive Points by Jason Clegg – Application to motivate; not really a system
- Just In Time (JIT) by Toyota – Technique
- Kaizen – Japanese improvement philosophy
- Six Sigma by Motorola – a manufacturing process with focus on quality
- LEAN by Toyota – production management
- Action Learning by Reginald Ewans – learning to increase productivity
- Do it Tomorrow by Mark Forster – technique
- Autofocus System by Mark forster – technique
- Mind Mapping by Tony Buzan – technique for keeping perspective
This list is far from complete, but it’ll have to do for now. Searching the Internet can be quite exhausting and I still have a to-do list to attend to.
What system is your favourite?
Do you know other systems that should be on my list?