Reducing Information Pollution

Tackling Information Overload

Source: Information Today
Author: Paula Hane
Date: May 4, 2009

The subject line grabbed my attention-“Information Overload: The Impact on the Organization.” The thought of spending time listening to the webcast was itself pressure. But I was feeling particularly overloaded that day, so I registered for the free event from the nonprofit group calling itself the Information Overload Research Group (IORG; http://iorgforum.org). A key company in the organization is Basex, Inc. (www.basex.com), which describes itself as a “knowledge economy research firm” that serves IT vendors and buyers with an expertise in knowledge worker management and productivity. Here’s the compelling statistic: Basex estimates, based on data it has gathered, that information overload costs the U.S. economy a minimum of $900 billion a year in lost productivity and reduced innovation. That’s a big number.

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Excerpt: Source: Information Today Author: Paula Hane Date: May 4, 2009 The subject line grabbed my attention-“Information Overload: The Impact on the Organization.” The thought of spending time listening to the webcast was itself pressure. But I was feeling particularly overloaded that day, so I registered for the free event from the nonprofit group calling itself [...]

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