Information Overload – How to deal with it?

Today the stream of information seems to be endless, thus information overload is a real thing. Magazines, journals, memos, emails, web sites, smartphone apps and a lot more, provide us with more data than any person is able to handle.

Furthermore, information presented to us while taking part at meetings and other events will join the already obtained information from the above mentioned sources.

Information overload is a very real concern for today's business people, but also for everyone else too.

A very comprehensive explanation of Information Overload could be found at Wikipedia.

We must possess skills that allow us to process huge amounts of data. Consider the following methods as an option to bring the information flowing to you under your control again.

1. Have a structure for the information you like to store

Without a structure you will lose overview about which information is stored where. A good solution for the beginning is a structure of your own knowledge and information requirements.

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Posted by Stephan Szugat in Communication, Productivity

Business Processes – Keep them simple

Let's take a look to business processes. There is so much stuff available on the internet that you could quickly lose sight of what you really need.

Some of the stuff is good for small businesses some isn't. Additionally businesses even in the same industry might need different solutions about there processes.

What are business processes?

Business processes describe how you do things in your business as well as when you do these things. Well, that's my simple definition. In case you like to read a more comprehensive definition you could take a look what Wikipedia says about Business Process.

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Posted by Stephan Szugat in Productivity

Kanban tools for Project Management

Kanban is a great way to manage your projects. Okay, that's my opinion. Since I use a Kanban system on my computer I feel more in control of my projects.

This is because the software I use allows me to see the different tasks in a visual overview. To-Do Lists are not really my style.

And I'm very certain that I could use the system even better, if I would take some time to really understand the most important functions.

Let's dive into it even more.

What is Kanban?

Now we need a definition what Kanban really is, we could find one at my favorite place Wikipedia. Here is what Wikipedia says about Kanban.

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Posted by Stephan Szugat in Productivity