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09-06-2004, 06:59 AM
I'm assistant using GTD and I'm interested in discuss about it with others. I think it's difficult to find any assistant people using it. Here, in Spain, I've tried in secretarial web pages without success.
09-06-2004, 10:01 AM
I think it's difficult to find any assistant people using it.
I presume that many assistants would be reluctant to use GTD because the GTD book doesn't address typical parts of an assistant's work, e.g. scheduling deadline-driven assignments, maintaining a professional records management (filing) system and using a smoothly working follow-up system for several bosses (multiple tickler files).
It would be very interesting to discuss this topic because many of us have to be their own assistants.
09-06-2004, 09:00 PM
GTD is not universal and certainly it was meant for the independent "knowledge workers". But I think everybody can use the common sense principles of GTD such as a two-minute rule or writing lists to off-load her/his mind from details.
In our company one of the Board's assistant roles is to be a "reference files and calendar manager". GTD is perfect for this.