What types of actionable information?
Hi GTD ers,
I am well aware of the GTD methodology to deal with information (is it actionable – and then the options of doing, deferring, delegating etc).
I am however very interested in knowing if anyone has done any thinking on the types and characteristics of actionable information. Let me explain a little more in detail.
When information comes at you, the first thing you have to do is to decide weather it is actionable of not. Then from a GTD perspective you have to decide what you want to do with it (do it, defer, delegate etc). What I am looking for: If it is actionable; what type of actionable information is it? Is it possible to categorize actionable information in various categories that are internally homogenous but heterogeneous between the categories?
Let me give you an example: One type of actionable information that I receive a lot of is meeting invites and things I have to bring or prepare for a meeting. This is one category of actionable information. Are there others? How much of actionable information that is receive is falls within each of the categories? What are the characteristics of each category?
Any help in this would be greatly appreciated also references to relevant literature – both academic and general.
Definitely varies from one user to another
Oogie, your examples often make me laugh, but this one is really memorable. I'm trying to visualize you with those rams! So much more fun than my in-categories in the academic world (to grade; to read for lecture preparations; to file in student folders; etc.).