Organizing: Just set up the right “Buckets?”

by Cori Parrish, Conference and Events Services Office

This post is offered in conjunction with the common reading group activities of the Conference and Events Services Office, the Campus Center Office, and the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership this semester.  The group is reading “Getting Things Done” by David Allen.

How do we keep track of and manage from an organizational prospective? The author states “all you need is lists and folders”.  The group liked the idea of lists but how many lists should you have?  Do you have the time to make all of these lists?  Instead of making lists some of the group suggested taking time at the end of the day to get organized for the next day.  Others from the group take bits and pieces of times throughout the day to organize themselvs.

How do you set reminders for yourself? Some reminders used by the group include tickler files, outlook calendar and outlook tasks.

What are folks going to take out of these two chapters? Members of the group hope to reassess organizational systems and work to simplify your organizational system. We also discussed importance of revisiting lists and trying to use different types of lists as much as possible.



About cindykane

Director of @BSUInvolved and interested in leadership and professional development strategies. Mom, scholar-practitioner, looking to make an impact!
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One Response to Organizing: Just set up the right “Buckets?”

  1. Dan says:

    For implementing GTD you can use this web application:

    You can use it to manage your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, schedules and a calendar.
    Syncs with Evernote, and also comes with mobile-web version, and Android and iPhone apps.

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