Managing Information Overloadby Odette Pollar
Pub. Date: 10/28/2003
Publisher: Crisp Publications, Inc.
Readers will learn what works in terms of filtering information, focusing on what's important, setting boundaries, and organizing the information they keep. See more details below
Readers will learn what works in terms of filtering information, focusing on what's important, setting boundaries, and organizing the information they keep.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part 1: Information Anxiety Do You Have Information Anxiety? Calculating the Weight of Information Overload How Are You Managing Now? Three Steps to Managing Information Part 2: Multi-Tasking Is Multi-Tasking Really Such a Good Idea? What the Experts Say Five Steps Out of the Multi-Tasking Maze Step 1: Estimate Task Times Accurately Step 2: Use a To-Do List Step 3: Limit Interruptions Step 4: Concentrate Step 5: Multi-Task Smart Part 3: Filtering Information Balancing Your Data Diet Information You Get vs. Information You Use Identifying Quality Information Limiting Your Information Gathering Using Information Filters Sorting the Information to Keep Part 4: Managing Messaging Systems Taking Control Evaluating Your Use of E-Mail Easing E-Mail Congestion E-Mail Do's and Don'ts Reducing Spam Voice Mail Give and Take Considering Instant and Unified Messaging At the Controls Part 5: Processing Paper The Worsening Paper Pile-Up Understanding Your Resistance to Proper Processing Developing an Effective File System Reducing Disposable Incoming Mail Creating New Ways to Reduce Paper Pile-Ups Paper Wrap-Up Part 6: Taming Technology Mind Over Machine Taking Stock of the Technologies You Have Rethinking Your Use of Technology Stop Before You Shop Guiding Principles Part 7: Coping at Home Balancing Work and Home Life Making a Wish List Making Your Wishes Come True Taking Action on Your Newfound Knowledge Committing to Change When Home and Office Collide Setting Boundaries Between Home and Office Summary Quick-Step Review Recommended Reading Your Feedback Is Important!
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