|Information Overload Is Costly!|
In companies, huge or small, employees are submerged by hundreds of emails that are being received every day, not to mention social media posts, tweets, instant chats, SMS and voicemails.
While it is true that new advances in information dissemination are helpful, information saturation however have caused more harm than good. People are now drenched in too much information that it now leaves them unproductive.
Here are some insights taken from Spira’s new book:
- Information Overload affects 78.6 million knowledge workers
- Don’t you know that 28 billion hours are lost annually because of information overload, in the US alone
- Processing and reading 100 emails per day can occupy over half of a knowledge worker’s day
- It takes 5 minutes to go back to work after a thirty second interruption
- 8 productivity hours are lost, for every 100 people who are CC’ed on an email
- Information overload is so costly, Americans are spending $31 billion every year for government workers whose work only consist of sorting, deleting, and filing information
- 66 percent of knowledge workers feel they don’t have enough time to get all of their work done
- 94 percent of those surveyed at some point have felt overwhelmed by information to the point of incapacitation
- One major Fortune 500 company estimates that Information Overload impacts its bottom line to the tune of $1 billion per year
- Information overload has caused people to lose their ability to manage thoughts and ideas, contemplate, and even reason and think
- The reality that many email exchanges which go on for days and weeks at a time could be resolved with a five minute phone call
- Information Overload has completely destroyed the work life balance, resulting in workdays that never seem to end.
Rich with helpful, pragmatic advice, Overload! Provides details, tips, and strategies that the world’s leading organizations, including IBM, Intel, Morgan Stanley, and the U.S. Air Force have employed.
Don’t let Information Overload strangle your organization’s productivity. Fight back with the tips and strategies found in Overload!
Click the link below to know more about this book:
Overload! How Too Much Information is Hazardous to your Organization