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New IORG Webcast: Are you sitting comfortably?

As a contribution to Mental Health Awareness Week, IORG steering team members Dr Monica Seeley and Annie McGhee-Stinson discuss stress and info overload in an interview with IORG’s Lele Terenzani.  

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Information Overload in the Medical Profession

IORG focuses on information overload in the “office” space, but there are many other kinds of IO out there. Here I want to mention the problems seen in the medical profession, which has the distinction that when information in it runs wild, people die. There are a number of distinct mechanisms involved: The interaction of the doctor with the patient […]

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RTFM… it’s a good investment of your time!

A student of mine once did a little research project to check what features of Gmail people were using. Her findings: he great majority of users were only using it to read, compose, forward, reply and delete. All the wonderful advanced features that could make them a great deal more productive were unused and unknown to them. They never bothered […]

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Information Overload – interview in The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Resource Author:  Steve Paikin
Resource Date:  2015-12-11
Resource Name:  TVO
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

Daniel Levitin discusses how to battle the data deluge as laid out in his book, “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload.”

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How to Manage Email Overload — Get Organised in 21 Days

Resource Author:  vicky Webster and Martin Webster
Resource Date:  2019-05-01
Resource Name:  Leadership Thoughts
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

Practical advice on getting in control of the Inbox.

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The problem with email overload

Resource Author:  Nilanjana Roy
Resource Date:  2017-05-02
Resource Name:  Financial Times
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

A philosophical look at email management strategies.

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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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