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Communication is the most important thing we do @office right?

To all people that work, no matter what’s the work, we all need in massive amount to communicate.

  • To understand what we do
  • to talk to peers
  • to share what we do
  • to learn about what has to be done
  • to understand from the environment how to do it

and the list could continue for several pages.

Alone we are not able to do anything and our work in itself is a sum of action to accomplish something for the benefit of others.

In this light I should assume that ensuring a good communication has top priority into each of our days. Does it?

  • Do you always think before sending your messages?
  • Do you always adapt to the best channel suitable to convey it?
  • Do you make sure to provide feedback to your peers so they will know how to best get in touch with you next time?
  • Do you make sure you have full focus anytime you communicate avoiding any possible distractions?


In the past weeks with these 3 videos I shared some of the hints how we can communicate more appropriately, thinking outside the inbox.

 

The list is long but the most important thing to consider are:

  1. The channel through with we convey our messages
  2. The reduction of the noise around (such as notifications) so that we can properly pay attention
  3. The simplicity of our content for easier transmission and understanding

All this is in direct proportion with the reduction of information overload, the more we pay attention to good communication, the less we overload and get overloaded.

In the first week (videos you can see here above) I talk about noise reduction, then I shared some hints about e-mail and how to reflect each time we need to share a message and finally one example of how one e-mail message can be easily substituted with instant messaging spending the same time in crafting it but gaining many more side benefits.

The #iorglivemonth will continue, something more about e-mail and then full focus on how to communicate in a more simple and clear way.

Stay tuned, it’s gonna be live till the end of January here bit.ly/iorglivemonth

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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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What If You Could Manage Information Overload?

Resource Author:  Kate Becker
Resource Date:  2018-11-27
Resource Name:  Boston U College of Engineering site
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

News item describes a boundary-breaking collaboration, funded at $1M for 4 years by the National Science Foundation, between Boston University researchers from diverse departments. The collaboration will look at advanced technology to get a handle on media overload.

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Tech will do for information overload what it did for mindfulness

Resource Author:  Manoush Zomorodi
Resource Date:  2018-12-03
Resource Name:  NiemanLab
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

Quote: While there are a handful of very good digital reading tools (Pocket, Flipboard, Kindle), the next wave of products will be built to deliver a better news consumption experiences.

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Email Management Tips from CEOs and Other C-Level Executives

Resource Author:  Erica Sunarjo
Resource Date:  2018-11-15
Resource Name:  Email Overload Solutions
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

CEOs and C-Level Executives understand the importance of Email on today’s businesses, as well as on their own productivity. Here are some tips from CEO’s and marketing executives on Email Management.

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How to Stay Productive During the Holiday Season

Resource Author:  Michael Einstein
Resource Date:  2018-11-18
Resource Name:  Email Overload Solutions
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

Whenever there’s a holiday, no matter where it falls during the year and the work week, you know one thing’s for sure: Productivity is going to drop.

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Information Overload vs Decision Overload

Resource Author:  Michael Einstein
Resource Date:  08/24/2016
Resource Name:  Email Overload Solutions
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

Information Overload is a common topic of discussions in the press and literature. It is also the subject of research, tools, and techniques. But there is also an important but related problem: Decision Overload.
Information Overload occurs when the information available exceeds the processing abilities of the individual or can be processed in the time available.

By contrast, Decision Overload occurs when the vast amount of available information makes it difficult to decide upon the correct course of action(s).

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Are People Who Don’t Use Facebook More Productive?

Resource Author:  Sarah Kessler
Resource Date:  04/16/2018
Resource Name:  NextGov web site
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

I don’t think having or not having a Facebook (or any other social media) account has anything to do with how productive someone is. You can shut down one source of distractions, but if the fundamental aversion to your work that is driving you to distraction is still in place, you’ll find something else.

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