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New Job GTD?

I'm starting a new job in a week, and will naturally fall into some GTD tendencies in the workplace. My current job is such where there is little need for GTD - sad but true. So my experience is limited to my home and personal life. Has anyone experienced having to fill an established job and have tried to implement GTD into it?
I know that the office's mail is logged and stored in a database -- a bit GTD (score!) so this might be a starting point. As an immediate solution, I'm planning on putting a big inbox at my desk and seeing what happens. In any case, I know it will fill, and I know what to do with it after that...

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What an Opportunity!

I'm jealous because getting the monster that is my current job under control is a daunting task - I'm still fighting the fear of taking a few days off (so to speak) to plow through everything and get it all organised.

I'm anxiously awaiting my opportunity to move to a new job (in the Army, Job picks you. Somehow, Yakov Smirnov made it seem funny at the time...) so I can implement GTD from the start, thus opening up the door to get others to drink the Kool-Ade.

Until then, I'm looking at taking 3 days of vacation time so I can come into the office in civilian clothes, close the door, refuse to answer the phone, refuse to check email and git-er-done.






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