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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 Out

HR-Tech: How technology can help us make human resources simpler and brighter

(Just click on any of the links above and a PDF version of the presentation should open in a new Window).

 

Thank You again for your participation and interest in this event!

 

And if you missed the Webinar, a replay is now available on the IORG YouTube Channel below:

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Information Overload Day 2021 – Webinar Replay

Thank you to everyone who attended the “Information Overload Day 2021 – Information Overload Evolution” webinar on October 19th.

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.

This year’s event covered the topics of Information Overload, No-Email, Mindfulness, Decluttering, and the use of Artificial Intelligence.

Topics and Presenters:

Settle-In and Welcome – Jonathan Spira, Vice President, Research, IORG.

“Creating space to think: Breaking through the Information Overload” – Ingrid Pope, Founder, Creating Space.

We live in a world of too much. We are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of everything, be it the amount of stuff in our home or office, the stuff that we are holding in our brain, the emotional clutter that we carry around with us, or of course the amount of information we are bombarded with every day. The clutter gets in the way of everything.

Being able to see it and reduce it is what will keep us sane and allow us not only to function but also to do our best work. This lecture will share a model to help us see this clutter more clearly, and also a tool to start creating space for what we choose, not what is thrown at us.

“HR-Tech: How can technology help us make human resources simpler and brighter?” – Edna Pasher, Founder and CEO at Edna Pasher PhD & Associates, Founding Chair, Israel Smart Cities Institute.

The talk will focus on AI uses in the HR world. How AI can save us from drowning in information overflow in the HR world with its vast amounts of candidates, CVs, and information and how we can make things simpler and brighter using new technologies.

“Taking a walk in an Overloaded Forest of Information” – Emanuele (Lele) Terenzani, Steering Team Member IORG, Digital Sales Communication Leader, IBM.

Information Overload, not using e-mail in the corporate world, and mindfulness – do these three topics have something in common? Which one of these is the cure? Which is the problem? And which is the consequence?

In a forest where each tree fights for its portion of light, does it still make sense in avoiding to grow? If we are the trees in the world of information, what is the light? What happens to the tree that overloads all the others? What happens to the tree that doesn’t grow, can it survive?

You will hear some personal stories from Lele, reflections on his everyday experiences communicating in the corporate world, from no-email to mindfulness, in the attempt to look up from a forest of darkness and take a glimpse towards the light.

Audience Break-Out Rooms

Panel Discussion and Q&A – Ingrid, Lele, and Edna – Moderated by Nathan Zeldes, President, IORG.

Concluding Remarks – Jonathan Spira

 

The webinar replay is now available for those of you who were unable to attend, or those that attended and enjoyed it so much you want to see it again!

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Zoom link for the first IORG Virtual Bonfire on Tuesday, Feb. 2 2021

Join us at the first IORG Virtual Bonfire on Tuesday, Feb. 2 2021!

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. 2, at 11am EST. No registration needed – just mark your calendar and show up! A Zoom link will be provided before the event here.

The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89522954198 .

This is the first time we’re trying this, so let me know what you think of this idea both before and after the event, by emailing president@iorgforum.org.

Yours,

Nathan Zeldes

President, IORG

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Information Overload Day 2020 Webinar Available for Replay on YouTube Channel

Thank you to everyone that attended the Information Overload Day 2020 Webinar on October 20th:

Information Overload in the Post-COVID Workplace

It was a great session with many interesting presentations and some good discussions.

If you were unable to attend the webinar, or weren’t able to stay through the entire event, we are happy to announce that we have posted the entire event.

You can view it on our: IORG Youtube Channel

Or, you can view the Webinar with this link: Information Overload Day 2020 Webinar

And we are always looking for anyone interested in providing guest posts or support of our organization.  If interested, please feel free to contact us.

Thanks again for your continued support of IORG.

Regards,

Nathan Zeldes
President, IORG

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Information Overload Day 2020 – Webinar Replay

Thank you to everyone who attended the Information Overload Day webinar on October 20th,  an event that featured renowned experts with fresh insights and solutions related to Information Overload in the post-COVID Workplace”.

Topics and Presenters included:

  • Welcome to Information Overload Day 2020 – Nathan Zeldes, President, IORG, and Founder, Nathan Zeldes Consulting
  • Information Overload 101 – Jonathan Spira, Vice President, Research, IORG, and Senior Managing Director, Accura Media.  Dr. Spira created Information Overload Day ten years ago to call attention to the issue. In this talk, he explains what Information Overload really is and why we need to continue to call attention to it in order to Lower the Overload.
  • Amusing & Informing Ourselves to Death during COVID Crisis – Edna Pasher, Founding Chair, Israel Smart Cities Institute. Dr. Pasher will discuss the ideas of Prof. Neil Postman and examine the Faustian bargain we have made with technology. The issue, she will point out, is that we have not yet found a way to get around the bargain we have made with our tech. Dr. Pasher will discuss a way forward with ideas on how to Lower the Overload.
  • Information Overload and Working from Home During the Pandemic – Martin Bariff, Treasurer, IORG, Associate Professor of Information Management, Illinois Institute of Technology. Dr. Bariff will look at how the coronavirus pandemic has transformed your discretionary work from home choice into a required mode of performing your work activities. New sources and frequency of unexpected interruptions that increase your information overload, stress and reduce your productivity will be critically examined and Dr. Bariff will provide actionable recommendations to Lower the Overload.
  • Importance versus Urgency in an Age of Information Overload – Michael Hoffman, CEO, LeanMail. Mr. Hoffman will examine the conflict between important and urgent demands and delve into how they are related but far from the same. He will provide multiple recommendations as to how to treat different demands appropriately so as to Lower the Overload.
  • Audience Discussion and Q&A
  • Concluding Remarks – Jonathan Spira

The webinar replay is now available for those of you who were unable to attend, or those that attended and enjoyed it so much you want to see it again!

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Register for Information Overload Day 2020: Information Overload in the Post-COVID Workplace

Information Overload Day 2020

October 20th at 11:00 AM EDT

Information Overload in the post-COVID Workplace


Click the “Register Now” button to Register for this event!!

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For this year’s “Information Overload Day” on October 20th, the Information Overload Research Group is sponsoring an online Webinar featuring speakers that are focusing on the specialized topics of “Information Overload in the post-COVID Workplace”.

Topics and Presenters:

  • Welcome to Information Overload Day 2020 – Nathan Zeldes, President, IORG, and Founder, Nathan Zeldes Consulting
  • Information Overload 101 – Jonathan Spira, Vice President, Research, IORG, and Senior Managing Director, Accura Media.  Dr. Spira created Information Overload Day ten years ago to call attention to the issue. In this talk, he explains what Information Overload really is and why we need to continue to call attention to it in order to Lower the Overload.
  • Amusing & Informing Ourselves to Death during COVID Crisis – Edna Pasher, Founding Chair, Israel Smart Cities Institute. Dr. Pasher will discuss the ideas of Prof. Neil Postman and examine the Faustian bargain we have made with technology. The issue, she will point out, is that we have not yet found a way to get around the bargain we have made with our tech. Dr. Pasher will discuss a way forward with ideas on how to Lower the Overload.
  • Information Overload and Working from Home During the Pandemic – Martin Bariff, Treasurer, IORG, Associate Professor of Information Management, Illinois Institute of Technology. Dr. Bariff will look at how the coronavirus pandemic has transformed your discretionary work from home choice into a required mode of performing your work activities. New sources and frequency of unexpected interruptions that increase your information overload, stress and reduce your productivity will be critically examined and Dr. Bariff will provide actionable recommendations to Lower the Overload.
  • Importance versus Urgency in an Age of Information Overload – Michael Hoffman, CEO, LeanMail. Mr. Hoffman will examine the conflict between important and urgent demands and delve into how they are related but far from the same. He will provide multiple recommendations as to how to treat different demands appropriately so as to Lower the Overload.
  • Audience Discussion and Q&A
  • Concluding Remarks – Jonathan Spira

The Information Overload Research Group (IORG) is excited to bring a valuable webinar where renowned experts and speakers offer fresh insights on the science, stories, and solutions for managing information overload.


Webinar Details:

Who is this for: Managers, Researchers, Entrepreneurs, Knowledge Workers, Consultants, Educators, or anyone looking to better manage Information Overload.

When: October 20th, 2020, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m EDT.

Where: Online Webinar (webinar details to be provided after you Register)

Price: Although there is no cost to attend the Webinar, we are asking attendees to please consider choosing a “donation” or “sponsor” ticket type.  We are a non-profit organization and only through your support can continue to bring you events like this.

Registration Link:    Register for the Information Overload Day 2020 Webinar on Eventbrite


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Call for speakers for IO Day 2020

The Information Overload Research Group is getting ready for Information Overload Day, due to take place on October 20, 2020.

Information Overload Day is a workplace observance, now in its twelfth year, that calls attention to the problem of Information Overload and how it impacts both individuals and organizations. As in previous years we will mark the day with a free webinar devoted to some aspect of Information Overload and its mitigation. The webinar will include lecture(s) and/or a panel discussion.

This year the theme of the event will be

Information Overload in the new Post-COVID workplace

We are interested in cultural shifts, organizational design and models, communications technology and challenges, with special attention to new modes of information overload and new solutions to address them.

We encourage you to send us ideas for this webinar, proposing a speaker(s) you think would be of interest to our audience, and/or specific lecture and panel subjects within the scope of the above theme.

Please send your input to president@iorgforum.org

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IORG Video: Why use e-mail?

Tune in to IORGCast #10 as Nathan Zeldes, Lele Terenzani and Luis Suarez challenge the listener to consider “Why use e-mail”?  With almost 20 years of experience in not using email in the workplace, Lele and Luis share their experience on the choices individuals can make by using multiple digital tools that enable more open communication and collaboration across organizations.  Learn why email is where “knowledge goes to die” and how to move away from old ways of working into a more collaborative and effective channel of communication.

 

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Call for IORG Steering Team Candidates

The Information Overload Research Group is seeking Candidates to expand our Leadership Team

IORG’s mission is to communicate impacts of Information Overload on knowledge workers and society, and to promote potential solutions.

Our activities to date have focused on holding conferences and online webinars, producing webcasts, maintaining an IORG web site and the Information Overload Resource Center, an online reference library of every kind of publication related to the problem.

Our plans for 2020 include developing an online course (MOOC) about Information Overload, its causes and solutions. All this activity is managed by a volunteer steering team consisting of experts with Academic, Industry, Consulting and Analyst backgrounds.

Our steering team holds one-hour conference calls twice a month, during which we plan and discuss IORG activities and current information overload developments.

IORG is seeking one or two members to expand our team. Although we have a preference for individuals with marketing or technology skills, all individuals with an interest in Information Overload are invited to apply.

We also welcome your ideas for improving current activities and creating new programs. If you are committed to moving forward IORG’s goals, we encourage you to contact our President, Nathan Zeldes, at president@iorgforum.org.

Or you can contact us via our Contact Us Form.

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Passing the baton

Nathan Zeldes here – taking over from Michael Einstein as the month’s owner of IORG’s social media in December. Any comments and input are welcome – use the contact form on our site, https://iorgforum.org.

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