Getting Things Done (GTD) guru David Allen knows a thing or two about working efficiently and productively. That’s why we can’t help peeking at his workspace setup, which has a refreshing mix of analogue and digital tools.
This workspace is different from the one we’ve showcased a few years before. It’s definitely more streamlined — reference materials, inbox, and office supplies on the left, electronics mostly on the right. As Fast Company describes it:
A tour of his desk includes a box of facial tissue; a container that holds a letter opener, Exacto knife, fountain pen, three felt pens, a ballpoint pen and scissors; and a standing file rack he personally designed that holds about 20 labelled file folders with current projects and client work. He also has a MacBook Pro on a vertical stand that connects to a large screen, a blue-tooth keyboard, and a mouse pad.
Allen also keeps two paper notepads in different sizes, and a pen at the ready. “Both are for capturing God knows what,” he says.
Allen, no doubt, has a ton of “God knows what” to process. What I love about his workspace is it’s totally realistic, at least for people who work with paper, like me (unlike a lot of minimalist desk setups) — as long as you’re good with organising things immediately.
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