Reducing Information Pollution

Information Overload vs Decision Overload

Information Overload is a common topic of discussions in the press and literature. It is also the subject of research, tools, and techniques. But there is also an important but related problem: Decision Overload.
Information Overload occurs when the information available exceeds the processing abilities of the individual or can be processed in the time available.

By contrast, Decision Overload occurs when the vast amount of available information makes it difficult to decide upon the correct course of action(s).

Source: Email Overload Solutions
Author: Michael Einstein
Date: 08/24/2016
Excerpt: Information Overload is a common topic of discussions in the press and literature. It is also the subject of research, tools, and techniques. But there is also an important but related problem: Decision Overload. Information Overload occurs when the information available exceeds the processing abilities of the individual or can be processed in the time [...]
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