Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Tame Information Overload: 10 Ways to Increase Productivity with Technology

Good rules of thumb for increasing productivity ...

"Information overload causes a lot of workplace stress – too much e-mail, voice mail, Internet connections, electronic reports, digital images, cell phones, text messages, pagers, PDA reminders, laptops, power point programs, recorders, MP3 players, bridge lines, video conferences, teleseminars and many more. How do the savvy leaders sort through the noise and capture exactly what they need to succeed?

We've always had more information than we could possibly digest. Technology has helped us overcome the traditional problem of finding the data we need, and technology can help us control and access knowledge in ways to make it meaningful.

Good leaders and managers are all knowledgeable of technology resources. They surround themselves with experts if they cannot embrace the entire scope of their assets, just as they depend on experts in finance, sales and manufacturing.

Successful leaders don't suffer information overload because they know how to manage data as well as they know how to manage any other aspect of business. It's safe to say that managers who do suffer information overload are actually a victim of "technology underload" – an inability to keep up with the tools available."   continued ...   (Via Occupational Hazards)

Productivity - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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