Author: Michael Einstein

Welcome to the Information Overload Resource Center

Welcome to the Information Overload Resource Center, provided to you by the Information Overload Research Group (IORG)!

This is a 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.

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Overload: How Good Jobs Went Bad and What We Can Do about It

Resource Author:  Erin Kelly
Resource Date:  2020-03-12
Resource Name:  Amazon
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

The book investigates work redesign strategies to address burnout, overload, and turnover and is based on a major field experiment in a Fortune 500 firm.

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The 21 Biggest Data Breaches of the 21st Century

Resource Date:  2019-02-26
Resource Name:  Email Overload Solutions
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

Today, one of the biggest security issues faced by companies from around the world is the danger of a data breach. Data Breach protective measures are as important as they have ever been.
A data breach takes place when a cyber criminal infiltrates a data source in order to obtain highly classified data.

Read on to view an Infographic of the 21 Biggest Data Breaches of the 21st Century (To Date!).….

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Doodle State of Meetings Report

Resource Author:  Doodle
Resource Date:  2019-01-01
Resource Name:  Doodle
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

Pointless meetings will cost companies $541bn in 2019.

Read about it n Doodle’s “State of Meetings Report”

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Email Management Tips from CEOs and Other C-Level Executives

Resource Author:  Erica Sunarjo
Resource Date:  2018-11-15
Resource Name:  Email Overload Solutions
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

CEOs and C-Level Executives understand the importance of Email on today’s businesses, as well as on their own productivity. Here are some tips from CEO’s and marketing executives on Email Management.

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How to Stay Productive During the Holiday Season

Resource Author:  Michael Einstein
Resource Date:  2018-11-18
Resource Name:  Email Overload Solutions
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

Whenever there’s a holiday, no matter where it falls during the year and the work week, you know one thing’s for sure: Productivity is going to drop.

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Information Overload vs Decision Overload

Resource Author:  Michael Einstein
Resource Date:  08/24/2016
Resource Name:  Email Overload Solutions
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

Information Overload is a common topic of discussions in the press and literature. It is also the subject of research, tools, and techniques. But there is also an important but related problem: Decision Overload.
Information Overload occurs when the information available exceeds the processing abilities of the individual or can be processed in the time available.

By contrast, Decision Overload occurs when the vast amount of available information makes it difficult to decide upon the correct course of action(s).

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Information Overload Is Crushing You. Here are 11 Secrets That Will Help.

Resource Author:  Andrew McDermott
Resource Date:  10/30/2017
Resource Name:  Workzone
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

Very noteworthy article from Andrew McDermott regarding ways to overcome overload. Great suggestions and guidance that can really make a difference.

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Why You Hate Work

Resource Author:  TONY SCHWARTZ and CHRISTINE PORATH
Resource Date:  05/30/2014
Resource Name:  New York Times
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

The way we’re working isn’t working. Even if you’re lucky enough to have a job, you’re probably not very excited to get to the office in the morning, you don’t feel much appreciated while you’re there, you find it difficult to get your most important work accomplished, amid all the distractions, and you don’t believe that what you’re doing makes much of a difference anyway. By the time you get home, you’re pretty much running on empty, and yet still answering emails until you fall asleep.

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ART REVIEW: DiRico’s ‘Data Sets’ comments on information overload at Montserrat

Resource Author:  Keith Powers
Resource Date:  01/16/2017
Resource Name:  Marblehead
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

Get ready for the onslaught of small data. Or non-data. Anti-data. Anything but big data.

Katherine Mitchell DiRico’s exhibition “Data Sets,” on view through Feb. 4 at Montserrat College’s Schlosberg Gallery, wants you to think about data, implies data, and establishes an aesthetic around data – all without any data. Her delicate, barely visible wall installations – pinned wire, some string, pencil marks, shockingly little color – look like carelessly copied musical scores, or perverse renderings of DaVinci’s geometric anatomical drawings. Pinned wire and string emanate from a central, tangled cluster, stretching out into incoherent, unequal directions.

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