The IORG Resource Center

The 21 Biggest Data Breaches of the 21st Century

Resource Date:  2019-02-26
Resource Name:  Email Overload Solutions
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Today, one of the biggest security issues faced by companies from around the world is the danger of a data breach. Data Breach protective measures are as important as they have ever been.
A data breach takes place when a cyber criminal infiltrates a data source in order to obtain highly classified data.

Read on to view an Infographic of the 21 Biggest Data Breaches of the 21st Century (To Date!).….

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Doodle State of Meetings Report

Resource Author:  Doodle
Resource Date:  2019-01-01
Resource Name:  Doodle
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Pointless meetings will cost companies $541bn in 2019.

Read about it n Doodle’s “State of Meetings Report”

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We May Be Collaborating Too Much

Resource Author:  Khiv Singh
Resource Date:  2019-03-07
Resource Name:  Datanami
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

There’s no shortage of enterprise aptitude for digital collaboration tools.

But in the midst of this digital collaboration arms race, are we helping or hurting overall workplace productivity and effectiveness?

As organizations have placed an ever-increasing focus on adopting new technologies to aid collaboration and engineer a more responsive, real-time business, we’ve now reached a state of communication overload.

Today corporate success hinges on intellectual capability, and productivity is dependent on cultivating a focused workplace that facilitates the synthesis of information, for value creation and innovation. To this end, employers must provide an employee experience that facilitates focused work—one that prioritizes attention management or mindfulness and not just the latest technology that is the “flavor of the month.”

Via people analytics, organizations and work groups capture and study work patterns and analyze it to understand productivity trends and traps, thus eliminating collaboration overkill and improving the employee experience by minimizing stress and improving efficiency.

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Are you looking for a single comprehensive website for Information Overload issues?

Resource Author:  Quizlet
Resource Name:  quizlet.com
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

Are the Information Overload types, sources, remedies a source of Information Overload itself?

This self-test website has a very comprehensive and clear set of answers to the above.

For example does task overload cause IO or the reverse?

Worth viewing this site.

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A License to Mail?

Resource Author:  Nathan Zeldes
Resource Date:  2019-02-27
Resource Name:  Nathan Zeldes blog
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

How come you don’t need to take training before even being allowed near the Reply All button? Other skills that cvan do harm – driving, medical practice, practicing law – involve study before you can even apply for a permit: there is driver’s education, medical school, law school… but email doesn’t have so much as a short course.

This is a big problem. There is every reason for organizations to mandate “Email Ed” classes for all employees, like it does for safety training and other critical skills.

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How Attention Works: Finding Your Way in a World Full of Distraction

Resource Author:  Stefan Van der Stigchel
Resource Date:  03/01/2019
Resource Name:  How Attention Works: Finding Your Way in a World Full of Distraction
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Context is critical.

As noted in previous attention research and a forthcoming book:

How Attention Works: Finding Your Way in a World Full of Distraction (The MIT Press) March 2019

“we gather only relevant information. We focus on one snippet of information and assume that everything else is stable and consistent with past experience.”

Our perceptual process attempts to focus on the most salient data or pixel set (e.g., bold type, color, relative position) to reduce IO.

As van der Stigchel’s quote above suggests, we can be mislead by ignoring related contextual attributes. Thus, we need to ask ourselves if the perceptual input is complete and consistent with our task objective. ]

Critical thinking skills can help.

Don’t be an IO victim.

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How Smartphones are Harming our Children – and What to Do About It

Resource Author:  Nathan Zeldes
Resource Date:  2019-01-31
Resource Name:  Nathan Zeldes blog
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

This post takes a look at the effect of smartphones on small children, 10 years and younger. Recent surveys show figures around 25% for children under 10 who have their own device, and these numbers are rising; the risks are severe, and span a wide range from damaged personality development to visual impairment.
The post goes beyond the risks and looks at some solutions, at the country, school, and personal level.

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Don’t Reply to Your Emails: The case for inbox infinity

Resource Author:  Taylor Lorenz
Resource Date:  2019-01-08
Resource Name:  The Atlantic
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

This article promotes the following strategy: inbox infinity. “Adopting inbox infinity means accepting the fact that there will be an endless, growing amount of email in your inbox every day, most of which you will never address or even see. It’s about letting email messages wash over you, responding to the ones you can, but ignoring most.”

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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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