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Too much cc’d email is one of the main causes of information overload. This is one of the main factors to emerge from various client Smart Email Management workshops which Mesmo Consultancy have been running. Email is basically wall paper covering much deeper cracks in the business regardless of the nature of your business. Too much cc’d email is generally […]
Alan Earls [https://searchbusinessanalytics.techtarget.com/feature/Clutter-data-overload-put-dashboard-designs-on-path-to-failure] proposes 5 actions to reduce IO in dashboard design: 1. eliminate irrelevant content, 2. group content logically, not chaotically, 3. assure sufficient user needs input, 4. Let content, not technology be your dashboard design, and 5. consider appropriate access security for the content. Joshua Reynolds [https://marketingland.com/blinded-by-data-181971] further adds 3 new suggestions: 1. content should be KPI driven, […]
Herbert Simon (deceased) offered this insight: “Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.” You have this power if you are disciplined. Linda Stone (https://lindastone.net/2014/02/05/our-powerful-and-fragile-attention/) shared: “If we don’t consciously choose where we want to direct our attention, there will always […]
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Anne McGhee-Stinson Managing Partner & Director of Practice, Effective Edge
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.
Dr. Lawrence Ampofo Director & Founder, Digital Mindfulness
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.
Rui Silva Founder - 2BePro
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.