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It’s been a while I’m not using e-mails, 5 years since July 2013 and even before I started gladly advocating different forms of collaboration to avoid overused channels.

That’s where I got to meet IORG, Nathan Zeldes and all great professionals and researchers that with me share the same disappointment around the way we naturally ended up communicating between each other.

I feel the main driver of it, is a lack of education from our institutions and corporates. Nobody told us that mobile phone notifications were addictive and that our internal chemical reactions (see dopamine) is playing with us in a way that keeps us there, waiting for the next stimulus to come.

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IORG Social Media presence is being upgraded

The Information Overload Research Group’s steering committee has identified social media as a key component of the group’s activity, and has made decisions accordingly. Starting this February, IORG will maintain a much higher level of activity on all its social channels.

This includes the following channels, which you are invited and encouraged to join, follow, and so forth:

  • The IORG Web site (blog) [https://iorgforum.org].
  • The Information Overload Resource Center (IORC) [Link].
  • Twitter [@EndInfoOverload].
  • The LinkedIn Group “Information Overload Research Group” [Link].
  • The IORG Newsletter [subscribe here].
  • The IORG YouTube channel [Link].

All this is for you – and with you. We look forward to your comments, retweets, and contributions!

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New LinkedIn Group presence for IORG

Effective January 2018 the LinkedIn group Information Overload Network has been renamed to Information Overload Research Group.

This reflects the de facto situation where ION has been nurtured for the last few years by the directors of the off-LinkedIn IORG non-profit, and will allow us to focus the people and activities related to Information Overload mitigation under one coherent “umbrella”.

You are all welcome to join the group, which will continue in its activity to share and promote knowledge about information overload and its mitigation.

 

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Overloaded 2017 – Webinar Replay now Available !

IORG, in celebration of Information Overload Day, recently hosted “Overloaded 2017 – An online event of Science, Stories, and Solutions for Managing Information Overload.

The entire event has been recorded for your viewing pleasure! Enjoy!

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Overloaded 2017 – Register Now!

The Information Overload Research Group presents: 

Overloaded 2017

An online event of Science, Stories, and Solutions for Managing Information Overload

When: October 17th, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00pm EST

Register for Overloaded 2017

For this year’s “Information Overload Day” on October 17th, the Information Overload Research Group is sponsoring an online Webinar featuring speakers from IBM, Knowmail, and several leading practitioners in the fields of productivity, information overload, and e-mail management.  

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Overloaded 2017 – Coming soon!

The Information Overload Research Group presents: 

Overloaded 2017

An online event of Science, Stories, and Solutions for Managing Information Overload

When: October 17th, 2017.

Where: Online – details coming soon.

Work is not what it used to be. Between the constant rings and pings of notifications, and the fear of missing out (FOMO) that follows, information overload is threatening our productivity, our state of mind, and our bottom line. What is this all about? And how can businesses change course?

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Overloaded 2017 – Save the Date!

The Spaghetti Project and IORG present: 

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Overloaded 2017


A Day of Science, Stories, and Solutions for Managing Information Overload

Save the Date!

When: October 17th, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: 250 West 55th Street, 37th Floor, New York, NY • 10019

Price: Early Bird $199. Regular $249

Work is not what it used to be. Between the constant rings and pings of notifications, and the fear of missing out (FOMO) that follows, information overload is threatening our productivity, our state of mind, and our bottom line. What is this all about? And how can businesses change course? (more…)

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Information Overload Webinar December 2016 Video Replay Available

IORG hosted a webinar “Overcoming Information Overload” on December 13th, 2016 that brought together interesting and diverse thinkers to share their views and research.  The event included:

The entire event has been recorded for your viewing pleasure!

[youtube]https://youtu.be/KID4naND0dA[/youtube]

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Information Overload Webinar to be held on December 13th at 11:00 AM EST

Join us Dec 13th, at 11:00 AM EST for a free webinar – and discover the latest ideas and techniques for overcoming Information Overload!

 

The Information Overload Research Group (IORG) will host on Tuesday, Dec 13th 2016 at 11:00 AM EST a free 60 minute online webinar devoted to overcoming Information Overload.

Register for December 2016 Information Overload Webinar

On the Agenda

  • Jonathan Spira, IORG’s VP of Research – opening words
  • A moderated panel including:
    • Lawrence Ampofo, Director, Digital Mindfulness
    • Emanuele (Lele) Terenzani, Digital Sales CEE Communication Leader at IBM
      (a.k.a. “Dr. Connections”)

CLICK HERE to Register today!

We hope to “see” you there!

Yours,

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Nathan Zeldes

President, the Information Overload Research Group

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Five Tips to Reduce Information Overload on Information Overload Day

Information Overload causes people to lose their ability to manage thoughts and ideas, contemplate, and even reason and think.  It has resulted in work days that never seem to end, completely destroying work/life balance.

Information Overload Day 2016 takes place on October 18th, and is a good time to take action to reduce the impact of Information Overload on your work and life.  Simply follow these five rules and share them with your coworkers and you’ll find a marked change in your own personal overload situation!

  1. I will not e-mail someone and then two seconds later follow up with an IM or phone call.
  2. I will refrain from combining multiple themes and requests in a single e-mail.
  3. I will make sure the subject of my e-mail clearly reflects both the topic and urgency of the missive.
  4. I will read my own e-mails before sending them to make sure they are comprehensible to others.
  5. I will not overburden colleagues with unnecessary e-mail, especially one word replies such as “Thanks!” or “Great!”, and will use “reply to all” only when absolutely necessary.

Don’t let Information Overload strangle your organization’s productivity. 94% of those we surveyed have at some point felt overwhelmed by information to the point of incapacitation.  Just remember, for every 100 people who are unnecessarily copied on an e-mail, eight hours are lost!

Happy Information Overload Day!

Tips and statistics adapted from Overload! How Too Much Information Is Hazardous To Your Organization.

By Jonathan Spira

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