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Is multitasking bad for your productivity?

Resource Author:  Rakhi Acharyya
Resource Date:  01/09/2018
Resource Name:  Careerizma web site
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You can hardly be alone, in this modern age. Bombarded with gadgets that fit your palm to the huge screens that have replaced walls, you cannot escape the captivating attraction of being connected, entertained, stimulated and engaged all at the same time!

And what happens when your senses are overactive – when you are checking your inbox, a whatsapp message, an SMS, the latest beer commercial, the number of “likes” on your clever status message? You end up being, what is colloquially called, a Multitasker – one who does many things at once.

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How to beat email overload in 2018

Resource Author:  Barry
Resource Date:  01/16/2018
Resource Name:  CIP HR site
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It’s easy to spend a large portion of your working day just trying to make a dent in your email backlog, to the detriment of other, often more pressing, priorities. With the average worker spending 13 hours a week dealing with emails, businesses are potentially losing up to 28% of work time to email admin.

Here are four strategies that might help you to reduce this burden, improve productivity and streamline internal communication.

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Emails are Not Dead, but Need to Evolve: How to Make Your Business Communication Productive

Resource Author:  SaneBox Team
Resource Date:  01/10/2018
Resource Name:  SaneBox blog
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Let’s face it: there are many unsolved challenges in today’s business communication. But luckily, there are many ways and tools to keep it productive and organized as well. In this article, we’ve put together the most reliable approaches to avoid plunging into talkative chaos at work.

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What Can We Do About our Teens’ Smartphone Addiction?

Resource Author:  Nathan Zeldes
Resource Date:  12/30/2017
Resource Name:  Nathan Zeldes web site
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And now we hear of a study done in the US that links the alarming rise in teenage suicide and depression (we’re talking doubling rates between 2007 and 2015, for girls) – and the rise in Smartphone and social media use in the same period. Gen Z kids spend hours and hours on their smartphones – connected but physically alone.

Evolution never planned for such a change to happen in less than a generation’s time. The outcome shows up in the research data: Teens who spend more time than average on screen activities are more likely to be unhappy, and those who spend more time than average on non-screen activities are more likely to be happy.

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Libraries and Knowledge in an Age of Information Overload

Resource Author:  Nathan Zeldes
Resource Date:  11/23/2017
Resource Name:  Nathan Zeldes web site
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Last month I gave an invited keynote lecture at the XV International Conference on University Libraries at UNAM, the national university of Mexico. The conference theme was how libraries can face the challenges of the coming years, when infinite knowledge is available to anyone at the swipe of a smartphone screen, and continue to provide value to their users and to society; my keynote was to address the phenomenon of information overload and its repercussions for both libraries and users.

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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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Broken Communication Across the Generation Gap

Resource Author:  Nathan Zeldes
Resource Date:  05/25/2017
Resource Name:  Nathan Zeldes's blog
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What was happening is something I often observe: the younger generations –Y and Z – use many new messaging channels that their Baby Boomer parents often don’t use at all – and vice versa.

Where the older folks are primarily email users, younger people are all about Facebook, Skype, WhatsApp and so on. But the problem isn’t just that that they don’t share a channel to communicate on. There are many interesting implications here…

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Email, Digital Photography, and the Hole in our Historical Record

Resource Author:  Nathan Zeldes
Resource Date:  04/30/2017
Resource Name:  Nathan Zeldes's blog
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Five millennia of written record are about to grind to a halt. The fault, of course, is with our marvelous digital inventions: email, instant messaging, social media, and so on. So much better than a posted letter on paper, or papyrus, or parchment, or clay – as fast as an electric current or radio wave, cheap, reliable… but totally ephemeral. Clay tablets survive for millennia; paper can, absent major disaster, stay legible for many centuries. Email disappears, most of it as soon as you hit DELETE, but even the rest, the messages you archive in folders, will not survive for more than a decade or two.

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Email management tips and tools you can’t live without

Resource Author:  Eugene Feygin
Resource Date:  11/11/2016
Resource Name:  Quill.com
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

An infographic about email overload and its solutions. Each and every day, 193.3 billion emails are sent around the world. More than half of those are business emails. The average person spends 28 percent of the workweek reading and responding to email, which equates to 13 hours a week. So what do we do about all this email dependence? Thankfully there are tools and strategies to cut down on inbox overload and get organized.

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Information overload: how it can make our brain freeze, even lower our IQ

Resource Author:  Dr Rajeev Jayadevan
Resource Date:  01/18/2017
Resource Name:  Manorama
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

A study was done in Israel about the chances of a prisoner getting parole from the judge in court.

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