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Register for Information Overload Day 2020: Information Overload in the Post-COVID Workplace

For this year’s “Information Overload Day” on October 20th, the Information Overload Research Group is sponsoring an online Webinar featuring speakers that are focusing on the specialized topics of “Information Overload in the post-COVID Workplace”.

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Save the Date: Information Overload Day

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/information-overload-day/ Save the date October 20, 2020 for International Overload Day. Information Overload Day is about taking control of the flow of information and limiting it to when and if it’s necessary. As in previous years we will mark the day with a free webinar devoted to Information Overload and its mitigation. This year the theme of the event will […]

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Simple, Essential and Consumable

Over the years I developed a communication mantra to keep things “Simple, Essential, and Consumable” in order to be more efficient and effective in communicating and achieving my objectives,  and to combat information overload.  Simply put, information communication should be: Simple – straightforward, uncomplicated, easy to understand Essential – absolutely necessary, extremely important Consumable – rich and engaging content that […]

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A Theoretical Conversation about Responses to Information Overload

Resource Author:  Amanda Lehman and Sophie Jo Miller
Resource Date:  2020-07-28
Resource Name:  MDPI
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

In this study, information overload is viewed through the lenses of Library & Information
Science and Communication Theory in order to oer recommended solutions for individuals
experiencing overload. The purpose of this research was to apply LIS and COMM theories to the
pathologies and symptoms of information overload as experienced by individuals in an increasingly
digital world. Extant survey work was reviewed and updated with literature collected through
limited keyword searches.

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Avoiding Information Overload to Cope with Stress and Anxiety During a Pandemic

Resource Author:  Russ Barton
Resource Date:  2020-07-20
Resource Name:  Ask the Scientists blog
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

COVID-19—the disease caused by the novel coronavirus—and the information overload it has caused, has increased worldwide levels of stress and anxiety. This article reviews the problem and what people can do about it.

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The effects of information overload on online conversation dynamics

Resource Author:  Chathika Gunaratne et al.
Resource Date:  2020-07-15
Resource Name:  Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory (2020)
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

The inhibiting effects of information overload on the behavior of online social media users, can affect the population-level characteristics of information dissemination through online conversations. The article introduces a mechanistic, agent-based model of information overload and investigates the effects of information overload threshold and rate of information loss on observed online phenomena.

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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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