Managing Information Overload

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Readers will learn what works in terms of filtering information, focusing on what's important, setting boundaries, and organizing the information they keep.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560526940
  • Publisher: Crisp Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Series: Crisp 50-Minute Book Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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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