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Overloaded 2017 – Webinar Replay now Available !

October 20, 2017 | Posted By

IORG, in celebration of Information Overload Day, recently hosted “Overloaded 2017 – An online event of Science, Stories, and Solutions for Managing Information Overload.

The entire event has been recorded for your viewing pleasure! Enjoy!

Here is a list of the presenters:

  • Jonathan Spira – IORG Director and IO author and researcher.
    “What are your pain points with Information Overload?”
  • Nathan Zeldes – IORG president and global productivity expert.
    “Welcome to Overloaded 2017″
  • Steuart Snooks -  Email author, speaker and consultant.
    “Three Strategies for Managing Overload”
  • Dr. Lawrence Ampofo Digital strategist and consultant.
    “Corporate Digital Responsiblity in the age of Information Overload”
  • Marc Powell – Emailogic – Email and Productivity Training.
    “Audience Discussion via ZOOM Chat”
  • Haim Senior – Knowmail – CEO
    “Personalized A.I.to fix Information Overload at Work”
  • Lele Terenzani – IBM
    “Time for doing some live IO evangelism”
  • Dan Calista – Vynamic - CEO and Founder
    & Erica Keswin
     – Founder, Spaghetti Project
    “A fireside chat with Dan Calista” – Interview by Erica
  • Dr. Monica Seeley – Mesmo Consultancy - Email Expert
    “Conclusion: What have we learned?”
  • Jonathan Spira – IORG Director and IO author and researcher.
    “Wrap-Up and Thank You!”

Email management tips and tools you can’t live without

March 25, 2017 | Posted By

An infographic about email overload and its solutions.

Averting a Reply All disaster

December 14, 2016 | Posted By

Five Tips to Reduce Information Overload on Information Overload Day

October 15, 2016 | Posted By

By Jonathan Spira

Information Overload causes people to lose their ability to manage thoughts and ideas, contemplate, and even reason and think.  It has resulted in work days that never seem to end, completely destroying work/life balance.

Information Overload Day 2016 takes place on October 18th, and is a good time to take action to reduce the impact of Information Overload on your work and life.  Simply follow these five rules and share them with your coworkers and you’ll find a marked change in your own personal overload situation!

  1. I will not e-mail someone and then two seconds later follow up with an IM or phone call.
  2. I will refrain from combining multiple themes and requests in a single e-mail.
  3. I will make sure the subject of my e-mail clearly reflects both the topic and urgency of the missive.
  4. I will read my own e-mails before sending them to make sure they are comprehensible to others.
  5. I will not overburden colleagues with unnecessary e-mail, especially one word replies such as “Thanks!” or “Great!”, and will use “reply to all” only when absolutely necessary.

Don’t let Information Overload strangle your organization’s productivity. 94% of those we surveyed have at some point felt overwhelmed by information to the point of incapacitation.  Just remember, for every 100 people who are unnecessarily copied on an e-mail, eight hours are lost!

Happy Information Overload Day!

Tips and statistics adapted from Overload! How Too Much Information Is Hazardous To Your Organization.

Email overload: can you cope with it?

June 1, 2016 | Posted By

Do not rely on Spell Checkers to Proof Read for you!

May 18, 2016 | Posted By