Information Overload Research Group

Join the Fight for Reducing Information Pollution

Our Latest News Posts

Join our Information Overload Conversation

De-cluttering the Noise for Decision-Making

Today’s IORG Guest Post is from Ingrid Pope, Mind De-Clutterer and Executive Coach.  Ingrid’s mission is to de-clutter the world of everything that gets in the way of our effectiveness, our focus, and our life  by creating space to think, to work, to live.  https://creatingspacecoaching.co.uk/ One of our biggest challenges today is the overload of data and information, especially when […]

Learn More

Information Overload – Nutrition

I recently completed the eCornell T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutritional Studies Plant-Based Nutrition certificate program.  One of the things I learned is that like everything else in the world even “nutrition” can be a victim of information overload.  It is overwhelming to try to separate fact from fiction when researching dietary choices when a google search of the word […]

Learn More

Zoom link for the first IORG Virtual Bonfire on Tuesday, Feb. 2 2021

Join us at the first IORG Virtual Bonfire on Tuesday, Feb. 2 2021! The Information Overload Research Group’s Steering Team invites you to meet us via Zoom for a free-form conversation about managing Information Overload. No agenda, no PowerPoint… just friends exchanging views on a subject we all care about. The event will take place for an hour on Tuesday, […]

Learn More

About IORG

Learn about our Mission, Goals, Members, and Leadership Team

Learn about IORG

Latest Resource Center Entries

New articles and resources about IO topics

Dealing with a deluge of email

Resource Author:  Teri Saylor
Resource Date:  2020-09-12
Resource Name:  Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

After spending the last few days managing a massive volume of email, I decided to look online for some practical tips that can be practiced to be more efficient and effective in preventing email overload.
The attached article recently published in the AICPA online news provides several practical tips such as:
• Adopt an email folder system to organize your emails
• Use filters to automatically file or better yet delete unwanted emails
• Don’t use emails for conversation, try good old telephone or in person conversations
• Don’t allow emails to interrupt workflow or other planned activities
• Avoid “reply to all” when really not required
• Don’t skim and skip to come back later, handle once
• Think before you send, is the email important? would you want to receive it?
Read the full article and helpful insights when dealing with a deluge of email

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

Visit the IORG Resource Center

A crowd-sourced repository of links to IO articles and resources

IORG Resource Center

What people are saying about IORG

Join the conversation!

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

Join IORG

Learn about our ongoing events and get involved!

Get Involved

Our Sponsors

These organizations help make our work possible