Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Does personal productivity make productive personnel

I have been a GTD practitioner and member of the GTD community for almost 5 years now and a recurring statement comes up a lot.
"My work would be great if everyone practiced GTD!"
The statement has made me wonder. Do productive individuals create a more productive environment?
My kneejerk response has been yes until I thought of the crucial question.

What are they producing?

If they are producing outcomes that don't fall into course with the goals of the company then having productive employees may not improve a company.

The answer to this problem is to make sure that the company is practicing GTD at the higher levels as well as the individual employees. If the company has reviewed it's higher horizons of focus and has communicated that to the employees the GTD practice can benefit the company.

Oranizational GTD creates more productive personnel by aligning the control and perspective of the individual with the company's goals.

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