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April 4, 2021

Bookmarked https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/the-rise-and-fall-of-getting-things-done.

"The knowledge sector’s insistence that productivity is a personal issue seems to have created a so-called “tragedy of the commons” scenario, in which individuals making reasonable decisions for themselves insure a negative group outcome. An office worker’s life is dramatically easier, in the moment, if she can send messages that demand immediate responses from her colleagues, or disseminate requests and tasks to others in an ad-hoc manner. But the cumulative effect of such constant, unstructured communication is cognitively harmful: on the receiving end, the deluge of information and demands makes work unmanageable."

The Rise and Fall of Getting Things Done

How personal productivity transformed work—and failed to.

The Rise and Fall of Getting Things Done