Autodesk Point of View: Getting Stuff Done — An Individual/Team Way

We have an Autodesk internal newsletter, published monthly, where we discuss the big ideas that are important to us and our customers. It is published by our Corporate Strategy & Engagement (CSE) team of I am a part. This month’s topic was “getting things done.” I was asked to contribute an article. So I did. I am now sharing it with It’s Alive in the Lab readers.


It’s All about Systems

Like most everyone, I like to get stuff done. I get to work at 6:30 am each morning. Since most people show up at around 9:30 am, I can get a lot done in the first 3 hours of my day. I get things done because I have a system. People worry that robots will take their jobs. I have no such worry. Too late. I am already a robot. I have used systems all my life, long before Dilbert cartoonist, Scott Adams, wrote books about systems. Adams’ point is that goals are for losers, and systems are for winners. His classic example is that many people want to lose weight, so they pick a goal like lose…

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