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Overloaded 2017 – Coming soon!

June 30, 2017 | Posted By

The Information Overload Research Group presents: 

Overloaded 2017

An online event of Science, Stories, and Solutions for Managing Information Overload

When: October 17th, 2017.

Where: Online – details coming soon.

Work is not what it used to be. Between the constant rings and pings of notifications, and the fear of missing out (FOMO) that follows, information overload is threatening our productivity, our state of mind, and our bottom line. What is this all about? And how can businesses change course?

The Information Overload Research Group (IORG) brings you a virtual event where renowned experts and speakers such as Haim SeniorDr. Lawrence Ampofo, and Shawn Banerji will offer fresh insights on the science, stories, and solutions for managing information overload at work.

Anyone working to solve the information overload problem, looking for solutions, or wanting to help shape the discussion is welcome to attend. Whether you are a manager, a researcher, an entrepreneur, or a CEO, this is an event that is good for business.

We already have the 3 great speakers listed above lined up, and a detailed agenda and more information will be released shortly.


About IORG:
IORG is made up of researchers, practitioners and technologists from academia, corporations, solution vendors and consultancies. IORG is dedicated to reducing information overload, a problem that diminishes the productivity and quality of life of knowledge workers worldwide. Our diverse members and single focus provide thought leadership and access to cutting-edge ideas, promote collaboration between industry and academia, and help shape the science of combating information overload.

Please direct any inquiries to president@iorgforum.org for more information.

Information Overload Webinar December 2016 Video Replay Available

December 15, 2016 | Posted By

IORG hosted a webinar “Overcoming Information Overload” on December 13th, 2016 that brought together interesting and diverse thinkers to share their views and research.  The event included:

The entire event has been recorded for your viewing pleasure!

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Enjoy!

Invitation to partner with IORG

May 21, 2016 | Posted By

The Information Overload Research Group is seeking organizations wishing to partner with us in pursuing our mission of reducing Information Overload.

If you recognize the importance of this problem, and wish to take an active part in addressing it, read on!

Who we are

IORG, founded in 2008 as a 501(c)6 US non-profit, is dedicated to reducing the Information Overload that devastates the productivity and quality of life of knowledge workers worldwide. We strive to do this by facilitating conversations, collaboration and networking among people who experience information overload, people who study it, and people who are developing solutions to address the problem; and by spreading research-based solutions, including best practices and technologies.

A key strategy in our activity is to bring together people from diverse backgrounds: academics, corporate practitioners, solution vendors, consultants, and analysts. By having them share their different points of view, we create a lively exchange of knowledge and opinion.

Our activity to date had focused on holding annual conferences and online webinars, maintaining a web site (http://iorgforum.org) and maintaining the IO Resource Center, an online reference library of every kind of publication related to the problem. This activity is managed by a volunteer board of directors and steering committee.

What we invite you to do together

At this time, we have concluded that we need to extend our reach and scope of action, and we therefore seek organizations willing to take a part in our activity in whatever manner makes sense, such as:

  • Placing a member with the required insight on our steering committee and board of directors
  • Hosting an IORG conference, providing free attendance and a speaking platform to your employees
  • Exposing your employees to our resources, thinking and solutions
  • Becoming a formal corporate sponsor of IORG, with the attendant exposure
  • Any other ideas are welcome – let’s explore!

If your organization is willing to engage in any of this, please let me know at president@iorgforum.org.

Yours,

Nathan Zeldes

President, the Information Overload Research Group

Information Overload Research Group

January 11, 2010 | Posted By
Source: Information Overload Research Group
Author:  unknown
Date: 2007

We work together to understand, publicize and solve the information overload problem. We do this by (1) defining and building awareness of information overload, (2) facilitating and funding collaboration and advanced research aimed at shaping solutions and establishing best practices, and (3) serving as a resource center where we share information and resources, offer guidance and connections, and help make the business case for fighting information overload.

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Tackling Information Overload

January 11, 2010 | Posted By
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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