Overload! How Too Much Information is Hazardous to your Organization
Jonathan B. Spira
Format: Hardcover, 260pp.
Pub. Date: May 31, 2011
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Timely advice for getting a grip on information overload in the workplace
This groundbreaking book reveals how different kinds of information overload impact workers and businesses as a whole. It helps businesses get a grip on the financial and human costs of e-mail overload and interruptions and details how working in an information overloaded environment impacts employee productivity, efficiency, and morale.
Information has become the great leveler of society and business. In 2010, Information Overload cost the U.S. economy almost $1 trillion. What is Information Overload costing your organization? Written by Jonathan Spira, one of the technology industry's leading thinkers and pundits, Overload!: How Too Much Information Is Hazardous to Your Organization lays out the history and many manifestations of Information Overload in the workplace, as well as tips and strategies to limit the disruptive and costly consequences.
From endless e-mail, social media, and texting, to poor search tools and a dramatic increase in information generation, Information Overload is stretching the bandwidth of businesses and employees at unprecedented levels. Revealing how the very tools deployed to make knowledge workers more efficient have in turn bogged productivity down, Overload! explores the many ways today's tidal wave of information has bombarded and dulled our senses as well as hampered our ability to innovate and produce.
Spira examines the staggering statistics of time and money lost due to Information Overload, including:
Don't let Information Overload strangle your organization's productivity. Fight back with the tips and strategies found in Overload!
About the Author
Jonathan B. Spira is CEO and chief analyst of Basex, a research firm focusing on issues companies face in the knowledge economy. His points of view and commentary have appeared in Time, the New York Times, Business Week, and the Wall Street Journal. Mr. Spira is a founding board member of the Information Overload Research Group, an industry consortium. He is author of Managing the Knowledge Workforce: Understanding the Information Revolution That's Changing the Business World and coauthor of The History of Photography (named a best book of the year by the New York Times).
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