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Information Overload Day 2019 – SAVE THE DATE

The Annual Information Overload Day Webinar will take place on October 15 at 11:00 AM EDT Mark your calendars: On October 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM EDT the Information Overload Research Group (IORG) will celebrate Information Overload Day by hosting a webinar dedicated to the theme       “Beyond Email – the Next Generation of Solutions”. The 90-minute program will include: […]

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End information overload by reducing the level of Cc’d emails

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 […]

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How to Avoid Dashboard Information Overload

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, […]

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“The Cost of Continuously Checking Email”

Resource Author:  Ron Friedman
Resource Date:  2014-07-04
Resource Name:  Harvard Business Review
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

This is a quick read that emphasizes the cognitive price we pay when we’re constantly shifting our attention from one item to another.  It is a 2 min or less resource so go ahead “Do It!”

 

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Should You Strive for ‘Inbox Zero’?

Resource Author:  Robin Madell
Resource Date:  2019-05-23
Resource Name:  US News
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

A critical look at the poppular “Inbox Zero” model.

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Try a Computer “Desktop Zero” To Stay Focused on Your Work

Resource Author:  Dave Greenbaum
Resource Date:  2015-02-28
Resource Name:  Lifehacker
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

An often overlooked aspect of Info Overload: the Windows desktop!

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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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