Question about "Due Dates" in a team scenario
If I understand correctly - GTD recommends not assigning "due dates" to actions, unless it is absolutely necessary (such as a customer meeting scheduled for a specific day).
I initially had a hard time buying into this, but slowly realizing the benefit of this approach when managing personal tasks.
My question is this:
* Before GTD, I used to assign tasks to people in my team and ask for an ETA. The ETA was our informal "contract". Of course, subject to re-negotiation as soon as priorities change, new tasks emerge, etc. If it was not re-negotiated, I used to check with them on that date to ask about the status.
* Does GTD recommend that I do *not* ask for ETA when assigning tasks to people in my team, and that people in my team should *not* commit to a due date for their deliverables?