Information Overload

Try a Computer “Desktop Zero” To Stay Focused on Your Work

Resource Author:  Dave Greenbaum
Resource Date:  2015-02-28
Resource Name:  Lifehacker
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An often overlooked aspect of Info Overload: the Windows desktop!

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AI in UC – Too Much Information?

Resource Author:  Rob Scott
Resource Date:  2019-05-22
Resource Name:  UC Today
URL:   Link to Source Article or Site

Pondering the impact of AI in our worklives.

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Information Overload – Interview in The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Resource Author:  Steve Paikin
Resource Date:  2015-12-11
Resource Name:  TVO
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Daniel Levitin discusses how to battle the data deluge as laid out in his book, “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload.”

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5 Books For Reducing Email Overload

Resource Author:  Francesco D'Alessio
Resource Date:  2017-02-16
Resource Name:  Medium
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The author lists his favorite books to help you combat email overload on a daily basis. These are all written by some of the leading productivity experts who’s managed to be at peace with their inbox.

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Information Overload: Why Our ‘Smartphones’ Aren’t Making Us Any Smarter

Resource Author:  Micah Hanks
Resource Date:  2018-07-21
Resource Name:  Mysterious Universe
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This article looks at the many negative effects og overuse of smartphones.

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A third of Dutch workers suffer information overload

Resource Author:  Janene Pieters
Resource Date:  2019-04-11
Resource Name:  NLTimes
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Last year 28 percent of all employees in the Netherlands often or always received so much information in a working day that they had difficulty processing it quickly enough. In 2014 it was 25 percent, according to a study by Statistics Netherlands and TNO.

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We May Be Collaborating Too Much

Resource Author:  Khiv Singh
Resource Date:  2019-03-07
Resource Name:  Datanami
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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
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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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What If You Could Manage Information Overload?

Resource Author:  Kate Becker
Resource Date:  2018-11-27
Resource Name:  Boston U College of Engineering site
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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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