The RAFT System
A common question in forums and a common topic in articles is how to work more efficiently. The “getting things done” mantra. All kinds of software and technology are recommended to help people organize.
Many years ago I learned a simple system for staying afloat. The RAFT system. With any kind of incoming information or task there are only four simple steps to remember.
- Route the object to the correct person.
- Act on the object.
- File the object.
- Trash the object.
The system has worked rather well for me.
My memory is fallible. Sometimes I jumble the RAFT acronym into something more easily remembered by 10 year old children on a camping trip.