Welcome to the first “coffee talk” thread on the Asana Community. This was an idea put forward by @Alexis. In this thread we can discuss productivity in general (i.e. not necessarily Asana related). It’s meant as a casual discussion, everyone welcome.
I’ve been “volun-told” to go first So here we go…
I’m aware of two main schools of thought when it comes to time management and using your calendar:
A Getting Things Done (GTD) enthusiast would argue that the calendar should be used for time sensitive events and appointments only e.g. meetings, scheduled phone calls etc. In other words, tasks do NOT belong on your calendar.
Then there’s the “time blocking” approach where you use your calendar to plan and block out time for working on tasks.
I personally fall into this second category but I know that a lot of people either don’t like time blocking or they call into this first category.
What are your thoughts on time management and the roll that a calendar plays in this?