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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


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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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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:

  • Marc Wright, founder of simply-communicate, will chair a panel of technology experts that will examine solutions beyond email. Participating in the panel will be Cyrus Gilbert-Rolfe, Europe CEO of SocialChorus; Nick Mason, Founder of Turtl.co;  and Martyn Perks, a strategic adviser on enterprise social networks.
  • Dr. Monica Seeley, founder of Mesmo Consultancy, will discuss the benefits of Microsoft OneNote over conventional email and how it helps reduce information overload.
  • Marc Powell, managing director of Emailogic Ltd., will share insight on how we can embed new collaborative tools in our teams that will help us achieve our goals beyond what email permits.

We look forward to having you join us in this free online event.

STAY TUNED – Full Registration details will be sent out shortly!

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Americans Spend almost Half their Day “Online”

According to the latest Nielsen Survey, the average American adult spends close to 3 hours a day looking at their smartphone or tablet computer.

According to the first-quarter 2018 Nielsen Total Audience Report, nearly half of an adult’s day is spent viewing some sort of “online media content, with close to 3 hours a day spent looking at smartphones and tablet devices.

And if you add in the amount of time that people spend interacting with other types of “online media” in some manner, that number grows to an incredible 11 hours a day, or nearly half of our entire day, and a significant portion of our “waking hours”.

For the average American Adult (18+ years age), here is the rough break-downs of how time is being spent:

  • 4.5 Hours/Day – Watching “live” or “Time-Shifted” (recorded) television
  • 2.5 Hours/Day – Interacting on a “smartphone” device
  • 1.5 Hours/Day – Interacting on an internet-based device or tablet
  • 1.5 Hours/Day – Listening to Radio and/or Podcasts
  • 0.5 Hours/Day – Playing a “Game Console” system (Playstation, etc.)

Read the Full Nielsen Report:  The First-quarter 2018 Nielsen Total Audience Report

The report includes further break-downs by various demographics, including age, gender, and race.

Overall, shows that online consumption of media continues to increase along with the greater number of media channels that are being introduced.

Interesting reading and some truly alarming time allotments being spent by people “online” as opposed to interactive with people on an interpersonal level.

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IORGCAST 6 – The History of Computing

We are happy to announce that the sixth episode of IORGcast  has been posted on the IORG YouTube Channel.

 

In this video, Lele Terenzani  talks with Nathan Zeldes about “The History of Computing“.

Lele is an IORG Steering Team Member and a Digital Sales Communication Leader, IBM.

Nathan is the President of IORG and a Productivity Business Consultant.

Nathan, interviewed by Lele, is showing his personal museum and talking about the history of computing from the first slide rule through today’s powerful microprocessor.

It’s a fascinating journey and you can really have a taste in it of the fast paced evolution we experienced in this century.

Check more about Nathan museum here http://bit.ly/NZ-Hobbies

Make sure to listen to this video, and check out all of the videos on the IORG YouTube Channel

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