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Information: is less more?

Today’s IORG Guest Post is from Ingrid Pope, executive coach and professional mind de-clutterer.  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/ I am sure that we have all agonized over decisions that needed to be […]

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IORG Community Survey

Dear IORG Community Member, We are conducting a brief survey to gain a better understanding of your knowledge and needs related to information overload. Please take a few minutes to take the survey, as we value your input to develop our materials and programs going forward. Thank you in advance for your thoughtful participation, Nathan Zeldes President, IORG

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IORG Resource Center Seeks New Innovative Content

The IORG Resource Center is a crowd-sourced directory of links and abstracts to articles and resources about Information Overload and related issues such as interruptions, multi-tasking, attention management, and similar information management challenges. For the past decade, IORG has been accepting relevant articles from all sources, including re-posts of someone else’s material that is readily available elsewhere on the internet.  […]

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How to Overcome Information Overload: Complete Guide 101

Resource Author:  IvyPanda
Resource Date:  2021-05-21
Resource Name:  IvyPanda blog
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

A detailed guide to to causes, manifestations and solutions to Information Overload.

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information.overlord

Resource Name:  Are.na
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

A collection of quotations, graphics, and links exploring the effects of information overload and other “pathologies of information”.

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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

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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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