Information Overload Research Group

Join the Fight for Reducing Information Pollution

Our Latest News Posts

Join our Information Overload Conversation

Join us at the IORG Virtual Bonfire on Tuesday, Feb. 1 2022

Interested in mitigating information overload? Let’s get together! 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, Feb. 1, at 11am EDT. […]

Learn More

Information Overload Day 2021 – Webinar Presentations now Available

Thank you to everyone who attended the “Information Overload Day 2021 – Information Overload Evolution” webinar on October 19th. We are happy to provide to you PDF copies of the Presentations that were presented for your viewing and download. Presentations: Creating space to think: Breaking through the Information Overload Walking in an Overloaded Forest of Information and Wanting to get […]

Learn More

Information Overload Day 2021 – Webinar Replay

Thank you to everyone who attended the “Information Overload Day 2021 – Information Overload Evolution” webinar on October 19th.
This year’s event covered the topics of Information Overload, No-Email, Mindfulness, Decluttering, and the use of Artificial Intelligence.
A Replay of this year’s event is now available on the IORG Youtube Channel and is also embedded at the bottom of this post.

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

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.

Learn More


Resource Name:
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”.

Learn More

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

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


Learn about our ongoing events and get involved!

Get Involved

Our Sponsors

These organizations help make our work possible