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IORG Podcast #2 – Dr. Lawrence Ampofo – Digital Mindfullness Master

In our second IORG Podcast, hear an interview with Dr. Lawrence Ampofo about Digital Mindfullness. Today we speak to Dr.Lawrence Ampofo.  Lawrence is a digital strategy and foreign policy professional and founder and Director of Digital Mindfulness and Semantica Research with over a decade of experience in several topics that circle around information overload. We talk of course about digital mindfulness, […]

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IORG Podcast #1 – Interview with Nathan Zeldes

In our first IORG Podcast, hear an interview about the start of IORG and about Information Overload Solutions with IORG founder, Nathan Zeldes. With Nathan we talk about his past when he firstly noticed there was a problem with Information Overload and some of the solutions and experiments he applied to this problem.  We also talk about trust, leadership, being […]

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IORGCast 5 – Go Beyond Email now on the IORG YouTube Channel

We are happy to announce that the fifth episode of IORGcast  has been posted on the IORG YouTube Channel. In this video, Lele Terenzani  talks with Alfonso Aranda Arias about going “Beyond Email“. Lele is an IORG Steering Team Member and a Digital Sales Communication Leader, IBM. Alfonso is an IORG steering committee member and Microsoft Project Manager. Key Topics […]

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We May Be Collaborating Too Much

Resource Author:  Khiv Singh
Resource Date:  2019-03-07
Resource Name:  Datanami
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

There’s no shortage of enterprise aptitude for digital collaboration tools.

But in the midst of this digital collaboration arms race, are we helping or hurting overall workplace productivity and effectiveness?

As organizations have placed an ever-increasing focus on adopting new technologies to aid collaboration and engineer a more responsive, real-time business, we’ve now reached a state of communication overload.

Today corporate success hinges on intellectual capability, and productivity is dependent on cultivating a focused workplace that facilitates the synthesis of information, for value creation and innovation. To this end, employers must provide an employee experience that facilitates focused work—one that prioritizes attention management or mindfulness and not just the latest technology that is the “flavor of the month.”

Via people analytics, organizations and work groups capture and study work patterns and analyze it to understand productivity trends and traps, thus eliminating collaboration overkill and improving the employee experience by minimizing stress and improving efficiency.

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Are you looking for a single comprehensive website for Information Overload issues?

Resource Author:  Quizlet
Resource Name:  quizlet.com
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

Are the Information Overload types, sources, remedies a source of Information Overload itself?

This self-test website has a very comprehensive and clear set of answers to the above.

For example does task overload cause IO or the reverse?

Worth viewing this site.

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A License to Mail?

Resource Author:  Nathan Zeldes
Resource Date:  2019-02-27
Resource Name:  Nathan Zeldes blog
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

How come you don’t need to take training before even being allowed near the Reply All button? Other skills that cvan do harm – driving, medical practice, practicing law – involve study before you can even apply for a permit: there is driver’s education, medical school, law school… but email doesn’t have so much as a short course.

This is a big problem. There is every reason for organizations to mandate “Email Ed” classes for all employees, like it does for safety training and other critical skills.

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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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