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RSS as a solution to email overload

A problem with email is that it has evolved to become a catch-all accepting numerous kinds of messages, many of them far removed from its original intent to serve one to one communications. One kind of message that is hiding in our inbox but is not really a part of the real email paradigm is  newsletters and updates from blogs […]

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New IORG Webcast: Are you sitting comfortably?

As a contribution to Mental Health Awareness Week, IORG steering team members Dr Monica Seeley and Annie McGhee-Stinson discuss stress and info overload in an interview with IORG’s Lele Terenzani.  

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Information Overload in the Medical Profession

IORG focuses on information overload in the “office” space, but there are many other kinds of IO out there. Here I want to mention the problems seen in the medical profession, which has the distinction that when information in it runs wild, people die. There are a number of distinct mechanisms involved: The interaction of the doctor with the patient […]

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“The Cost of Continuously Checking Email”

Resource Author:  Ron Friedman
Resource Date:  2014-07-04
Resource Name:  Harvard Business Review
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

This is a quick read that emphasizes the cognitive price we pay when we’re constantly shifting our attention from one item to another.  It is a 2 min or less resource so go ahead “Do It!”

 

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Should You Strive for ‘Inbox Zero’?

Resource Author:  Robin Madell
Resource Date:  2019-05-23
Resource Name:  US News
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

A critical look at the poppular “Inbox Zero” model.

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Try a Computer “Desktop Zero” To Stay Focused on Your Work

Resource Author:  Dave Greenbaum
Resource Date:  2015-02-28
Resource Name:  Lifehacker
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

An often overlooked aspect of Info Overload: the Windows desktop!

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IORG  has done a tremendous job to raise awareness as well as provide well researched, practical resources to address the complex issues of information overload.  They were way ahead of the game and continue to lead in this arena.

Anne McGhee-Stinson Managing Partner & Director of Practice, Effective Edge

IORG’s work is extremely relevant and impactful in an age when people regularly suffer from information overload. I regularly use their work to get the latest high-level thinking on information overload.

Dr. Lawrence Ampofo Director & Founder, Digital Mindfulness

The costs associated with information overload are too high for this problem to be seen merely as an academic rhetoric… IORG helps us to not forget that this is a problem we face every day, despite the fact that it often goes unnoticed. In that sense, IORG was, for me, a “canary in the coal mine”, an advance indicator showing the imminence of a dangerous problem.

Rui Silva Founder - 2BePro

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