Information Overload: A System for Better Managing Everyday Data
Examining the characteristics of information and the latest findings in cognitive science, this book shows how the mind works, how it can be used to think optimally about your business, and how to improve business performance with better information management practices.
- Provides the process and tools necessary to identify this information and how to remember it, and how to better use the people around you to obtain the best information
- Reveals how to handle all of the hundreds of pieces of information received daily
- Provides case studies as well as checklists that show managers how to implement the methodology presented in the book
Innovative and ahead of its time, this book helps you take control of all the information that enters your life, get better informed, and have more time for the important issues you face within your business.
Part I The Principles.
CHAPTER 1: Information on Information.
History of Information.
Meaning of Information.
Characteristics of Information.
Attributes of Information.
A Definition of Information.
Value of Information.
CHAPTER 2: A Lot of Information.
Concept of Information Overload.
Definitions of Information Overload.
Barriers to Information Use.
Symptoms of Information Overload.
Causes of Information Overload.
Information Overload Today.
CHAPTER 3: Brain Matters.
History of Our Brain.
Types of Memory.
Remembering and Recalling.
Left Brain versus Right Brain.
CHAPTER 4: We People.
Information Behavior Theories.
Part II In Practice.
CHAPTER 5: Information Profile.
A Person's Background.
CHAPTER 6: Mind Your Brain.
Food for Thought.
CHAPTER 7: Brain at Work.
Remember to Remember.
Remember to Forget.
CHAPTER 8: The Information Brain.
Search and Find.
CHAPTER 9: Information at Work.
Smart Information Workers.
CHAPTER 10: Clever Communication.
Navigating the Information Sea.
CHAPTER 11: People at Work.
Managing Information Workers.
Timing Is Everything.