Feel like you’re constantly bombarded with information you’d like to use but don’t have the time to sift through? You’re not alone. The problem is so prevalent in organizations today it prompted Jonathan Spira, chief analyst at Basex, a research and advisory firm focused on the knowledge-economy, to write Overload! How Too Much Information is Hazardous to Your Organization, in which he offers strategies to combat it, such as reducing the amount of email flooding company inboxes.
Basex, a business research firm, came out this week with a twist on the usual year-end looking-back and looking-forward lists. The firm picked a “problem of the year” for 2008, information overload.
“Celebrate” Information Overload Awareness Day: August 12
The Information Age has brought with it many advances which have become part of everyday life, including the Web and mobile phones, not to mention e-mail, text and instant messaging, and social networks. While there are many benefits to having these tools and modes of communication, they also bring with them a costly side effect: the problem of information overload.
Managing the Knowledge Workforce: Understanding the Information Revolution That´s Changing the Business World
Comprehensive book that covers the significant changes the business world is facing. The knowledge workforce today is the lynchpin to an organization’s success, as the world morphs into a knowledge economy. This change represents a significant challenge to managers, who are accustomed to managing workers in more traditional roles. (more…)