Productivity is a Plaster
Productivity can help you think clearer, but it is often used as a plaster instead of applying systemic change.
The focus is on the individual to change and hussle, rather than the system to change.
In this context, the shortcomings of personal-productivity systems like G.T.D. become clear. They don’t directly address the fundamental problem: the insidiously haphazard way that work unfolds at the organizational level. They only help individuals cope with its effects.