Science Intelligence and InfoPros

Little things about Scientitic Watch and Information Professionnals

Many companies are in denial about information overload

leave a comment »

Here below, an interesting article on this well-known phenomena, with a list of direct impact on organization productivity.

Some extracts:

Researchers now say that the stress of not being able to process
information as fast as it arrives – combined with the personal and
social expectation that, say, you will answer every email – can deplete
and demoralise you”

“There are even claims that the relentless cascade of information lowers
people’s intelligence”

“Most organisations unknowingly pay a high price as individuals struggle
to manage the information glut. For one thing, productive time is lost
as employees deal with information of limited value”

“Another set of problems involves the constant interruptions we face,
whatever the value of the content”

“Another eerily familiar, if rarely articulated, consequence of
information overload is now receiving attention from researchers: the
delay in decision-making when you don’t know whether or when someone will answer an email”


Read more: Paul Hemp, The Guardian, Online: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/sep/24/information-overload-email-blackberry

Written by hbasset

September 28, 2009 at 8:01 pm

Posted in Information

Tagged with ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: