The Cost of Information Overload

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Feeling data-stressed? Got some info-tension? You’re not alone. Recently a conference was organized by Basex to discuss, what else, information overload. Some interesting facts and ideas come from the conference:

– The cost of Information Overload to the U.S. economy is $900 billion annually, as of 2008.

– A mere 12% of the knowledge worker’s day is spent in thought or reflection.

– We spend 15% of the day searching for things and 20% in meetings.

– Information Overload is a subject everyone complains about but few actually undertake solutions.

– The impact can’t be ignored: reduced mental capacity, no time to think about things, direct loss of productive time, breakdown of organizational processes, and a diminished quality of life.

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