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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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I keep my entire system...

I keep my entire system together. I have Outlook both at work and at home and I sync with my Pocket PC. I never bring work home, but I do bring home to work. I currently have a position that allows me to set my own priorities as long as my work goes out according to schedule, so I can structure time in for personal things. With two small children at home, I ended up carving time into my day to do my taxes at work this year. I'm also taking classes at UO Phoenix for my IT degree, and work has become a vital part of getting my class work done.

Way back in the Franklin Covey days, I had it burned into me that you only use one calendar, and by extension task list, etc.




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