Magazine Article

A link to an article in a broader “magazine” (either electronic or printed)

“The Cost of Continuously Checking Email”

Resource Author:  Ron Friedman
Resource Date:  2014-07-04
Resource Name:  Harvard Business Review
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

This is a quick read that emphasizes the cognitive price we pay when we’re constantly shifting our attention from one item to another.  It is a 2 min or less resource so go ahead “Do It!”


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Your Anti-Work-from-Home Policy Is Costing You a Fortune

Resource Author:  Khiv Singh
Resource Date:  2019-05-02
Resource Name:  Your Anti-Work-from-Home Policy Is Costing You a Fortune
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

While telecommuting and work-from-home options continue to be adopted by a large and growing percentage of employers, several have moved to reverse the trend of work-at-home employment, forcing employees back into corporate offices.

Why do companies resist work from home?

Many employers struggle with it because managers are unable to discern the productivity level of remote workers. Understanding how to optimize employee effort and output (productivity) is essential, and a new breed of analytics solutions called “people analytics” enables organizations to observe overall work trends and productivity of employees—whether they are in the office or working remotely.

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Your Non-Paperless Office Is Costing You More Than You Think

Resource Author:  Tom Franceski
Resource Date:  2018-02-13
Resource Name:  ECM Connection
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

Your non-paperless office is costing you more than you think, but the benefits of going paperless can deliver an impressive level of return on investment. Studies show that enterprise content management (ECM) offers some of the highest direct ROI rates ever reported. One study reported nearly 60 percent of ECM users achieved payback in 12 months or less — a single budget cycle — and 28 percent experienced positive returns after just 6 months.

If your organization is just now starting down the paperless path, you can take heart knowing there is tremendous financial growth to be had which will make the transition considerably worthwhile.

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You Can’t Handle the Truth About Process Automation

Resource Author:  Ray Emirzian
Resource Date:  2018-12-01
Resource Name:  The Imaging Channel
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

As with all transformations, only with truth can you see the light. If organizations are prepared to take on the real work that is needed for process automation, they’ll reap the rewards of cost savings and greater efficiency, giving them the means to support better employee and customer experiences.

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Productivity 2018 gut check – our employers won’t solve this problem. It’s on us.

Resource Author:  Jon Reed
Resource Date:  01/12/2018
Resource Name:  Diginomica web site
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

Overloaded inboxes can wait – it’s time for my productivity gut check for 2018. Here’s why we shouldn’t wait for our employers to seize the day, and why the digital skills gap factors in.

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Resource Author:  Scott Adams
Resource Date:  09/02/2016
Resource Name:  Dilbert
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

Dilbert Comic on Business Communication Channels

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Too much information: How to cope with data overload

Resource Author:  Schumpeter columnist
Resource Date:  2011-06-30
Resource Name:  Published in The Economist on 06/30/2011.
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

Most companies are better at giving employees access to the information superhighway than at teaching them how to drive. This is starting to change. Management consultants have spotted an opportunity. Derek Dean and Caroline Webb of McKinsey urge businesses to embrace three principles to deal with data overload: find time to focus, filter out noise and forget about work when you can.

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How One Company Reduced Email by 64%

Resource Author:  Andrew ShipilovRobert J. Crawford
Resource Date:  06/18/2015
Resource Name:  Harvard Business Review
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

If you’re going to achieve growth in the knowledge economy, your employees need to be able to quickly find people inside and outside the company whose expertise can help them solve critical business problems. That takes a highly effective communication tool.

Oh, we already have that, you might say: email.

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How To Capture Customer Attention In A World Of Information Overload

Resource Author:  Larry Myler
Resource Date:  10/27/2015
Resource Name:  Forbes
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

Attention spans have become shorter than at any time in human history. As a result, entrepreneurs who wish to get their message out and catch the eye of would-be customers must be more creative than ever before. There is just too much information out there, some of which pushes your product or service out of your customers’ view. Attention Deficit Disorder is more than a clinical diagnosis; it’s now the very definition of our daily existence. We don’t have enough attention to adequately give to the numerous and multiplying shiny objects vying for our finite attention. So, how can you cut through the fog and get the attention of the right people at the right time to make a sale? Here are four approaches to consider.

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Dealing with Health Information Overload

Resource Author:  Catherine Weathers
Resource Date:  09/25/2015
Resource Name:  consumerreports
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

Does the endless stream of articles telling you of new and alarming risks to your health have you feeling anxious? Consider just a few of the latest: Common pain relievers raise your risk for heart attacks. Sitting too much can make you more likely to develop cancer. Drinking even one soda per day boosts your chance of diabetes.

Medical research is essential for helping us learn more about the likelihood of disease and how to reduce those risks. But with so much health and medical news blaring at us from websites, newspapers, TV, Twitter, and our doctors, it’s almost impossible to make sense of it all. And sometimes the risks are overdramatized or misstated—or don’t apply to all of us. As a result, you may experience needless anxiety, undergo procedures or take medications you don’t need, and skip steps that would really benefit you.

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