About GTD

"Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them."

- David Allen, creator of Getting Things Done®

Your brain is incredible, capable of sophisticated ideas, lateral thinking, informed intuition, pattern-recognition, empathetic connection and so much more. 

The problem is we’re subjecting our minds to a constant, chaotic stream of inputs. Even when we close our laptop at the end of the day, the stream keeps running in our minds – should I be resting? Did I let anything slip today? What will happen next week about X or Y? These are conditions that drain our energy, our creativity and our focus. The high-pressure environment we work in isn’t necessarily the problem. What we need is a recipe for healthy high performance.

91%
more productive at work
69%
lower stress levels

What is Getting Things Done?

Getting Things Done, or GTD for short, is a methodology for managing your thinking and priorities. It’s shown to improve energy levels, creativity and effectiveness by enabling you to focus on the right things at the right time.

Pioneered by David Allen, GTD has helped countless people create healthy habits that stick, redefining the way they approach life and work. 

Next Action Associates is the only International Partner of the David Allen Company in the UK and Ireland certified to teach the Getting Things Done® (GTD) methodology. 

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Who is GTD for?

GTD is for anyone who wants healthy high performance to be their new normal. It’s been used to great effect by C-suite teams, business owners, medical doctors, journalists, departments and entire organisations. You can hear from them yourself on our testimonial page.

Next Action Associates is the only International Partner of the David Allen Company in the UK and Ireland certified to teach the Getting Things Done® (GTD) methodology. 

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 How does GTD work?

GTD makes use of a personalised system, technology, and a logical process that captures all the ‘stuff’ in your life, so you can:

Clarify what’s actionable

into outcomes and next steps

Streamline reminders and information

based on how and when you need to access them

Reflect on your commitments

to ensure you’re always aware of the most beneficial options

Follow your informed intuition

about what the best next action is

Getting Things Done: The Science behind Stress-Free Productivity by Francis Heylighen and Clément Vidal goes into greater detail on the science behind GTD and why it works. 

You can also see our impact survey to see how it’s affected the lives of those who’ve adopted it.

Our Impact Survey

In general, we say that:

attending a seminar will help you more than reading the book

One-to-one coaching will enable you to get the most out of the methodology

Our consulting offering will enable your organisation to get the most out of the methodology and other frameworks

How can you get started with GTD?



Reading David Allen’s books on GTD are a great way to get started from a knowledge perspective but working with certified GTD trainers and coaches is what will help you to workshop what you learn, set it in context, and put it into practice. 

The more you are willing to commit to the process, the more you will benefit over the long term.  

40%
of Fortune 100 have had some form of GTD training
15
years serving the UK market
446
UK Companies served
99%
past participants would recommend us

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If you’re looking to build a better foundation for clarity, focus and healthy high performance, reach out and see how we can help.

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