Information Overload vs Decision Overload

Date: 8/19/2018
Category: Blog Post
Tags: decisions,Email overload,Information Overload
Source Author: Michael Einstein
Source Date: 8/24/2016
Source Name: Email Overload Solutions
Source 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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