Productivity

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