To Divide or Not to Divide: Professional v. Personal
Ah, the age old question. I know David Allen doesn't regard keeping a dividing line as an important thing to do, but in regard to my system, I am reluctant to blend the two areas of life. I want to open this up to discussion in general, but I also have a question:
I use Outlook (stock) and my Blackberry (also stock). I like to keep things as simple as possible, and it really does work well. Now I've run into an interesting situation that has me debating internally about what to do. I have a new job, and consequently, a new Outlook account at that job. My Outlook at home and my Outlook at work would normally communicate via Blackberry syncing on both ends (hardwired-not using Enterprise, yet). However, I don't have permission on my own computer at work to install Blackberry Sync and so my systems are not talking right now. I kind of like it, actually. When I pull up my next actions at work, all I see is work.
Technical question: is there a way to keep personal and professional divided with this simple system, and yet use the tools I have in a universal way? In other words, does Outlook/BB have the functionality to isolate my lists (perhaps with some kind of tag), personal v. professional?
Personal Preference Question: Should I blend or should I keep distinct? What do you think?
Last edited by AaronJ16; 08-23-2010 at 01:56 PM.