Archive for May, 2014

Urgency and Email

Posted on May 21st, 2014 · Posted in Analysis and Opinion

It’s less than three weeks to Overloaded 2014, IORG’s June 7 conference in San Francsico. I’m going – are you? Have you registered yet? I was discussing email overload solutions with a team of managers and we were considering how to differentiate urgent messages, when one guy asked: What is an urgent message? And who decides it’s urgent, anyway? Now, that is a deceptively simple question, one well worthy of some thought. What do we mean by Urgent? Although people seem to have a gut feeling of what “Urgent” means, once you open it for discussion you get different viewpoints… Read more

New Insight Article: How to Reduce Meeting Footprint in Your Organization

Posted on May 14th, 2014 · Posted in Organizational Solutions

  Meeting load is a problem in many enterprises, and a good way to improve productivity in them is to have less of people’s time spent on meetings, freeing them to do other work. At first this seems to mean holding fewer meetings, but of course that is an oversimplification: meetings are a vital part of doing business. What you really need is to optimize what I like to call the footprint of the meetings you hold. My recent insight article, titled How to Reduce Meeting Footprint in Your Organization, analyzes the many ways this can be effected. Enjoy!

“Overloaded 2014” Conference Coming Up! Will You Be There?

Posted on May 2nd, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

The Information Overload Research Group (IORG) will host Overloaded 2014, a one-day conference focusing on Information Overload, on June 7, 2014 in beautiful San Francisco. As in past years, this will be an intimate one-day gathering of thought leaders working together in the heart of San Francisco. We will hear interesting talks, create a lively dialog, and develop together new insight into the state of information overload and the latest solutions. The event will bring together academic researchers, solution developers, consultants, analysts and industry practitioners – crossing the boundaries between these domains has always been my favorite part of IORG’s.. Read more