Information Overload Wastes Two Weeks a Year
From The Telegraph (UK):
A new survey comissioned by work management firm Mindjet has revealed that on average British workers receive 36 emails in their inbox every day.
It reveals that even this seemingly small number of emails are leaving employees overwhelmed.
The average worker spends over 21 minutes a day searching for information they have seen but cannot find – the equivalent of two working weeks a year.
Nearly two thirds of office works surveyed also said the amount of data they receive during the course of a day was negatively affecting their job.
Mo Costandi, a developmental neurobiologist and consultant, said while the human brain was well adapted to processing information, it was the number of sources that people struggled with.
He said: “These days we get information from multiple sources and trying to take that all in can be difficult.
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See Also: Infographic With Results from the Survey (via Mindjet)
See Also: Calculate Your Own Data Mass Index (via Mindjet)
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.