I’ve been interested in David Allen’s Getting Things Done for a long time. One of the concepts that drive the GTD system is processing the stuff you collect. That is, discerning what each item (email, meeting note, junk mail, or whatever else has your attention) actually is — and deciding what to do about it, if anything.
To that end, a few years ago I created a set of workflow diagram images to use as computer desktop “wallpaper”. Turns out, people still download and use these!
I included an empty space for your folders and files so you can actually see the diagram. And I left the background gray so your icons will stand out clearly against it. There are two versions — one more corporate, one a little funkier.
Go ahead and grab one or all of these. Feel free to share them or link to them, but please don’t publish or alter them without my permission. Many thanks to David Allen, Kelly Forrister and team for their enormous inspiration on a daily basis.
(These are the newer 1920 x 1200 pixel versions for bigger monitors. Let me know if they’re helpful!)
And here is the sans-serif (right well) version if you want to print this out at A4 or 8.5 x 11″