Information Overload Predicted To Be The Office Scourge Of 2008
E-mail. Phones going off. Program upgrades. New reports. Constant updates.
Welcome to your office in 2008.
That's what a company named Basex, which calls itself a "knowledge management" specialist, predicts you'll be facing in the New Year. The worker productivity firm believes information overload will become an even bigger scourge than it already is and the number one office menace in the year ahead.
The think tank claims constant interruptions from phone calls and email - ironically two technologies that were supposed to improve productivity - have helped kill it instead by coming in tidal waves that most workers find hard to keep up with.
"It's too much information. It's too many interruptions. It's too much lost time," warns Basex chief analyst Jonathan Spira. "It's always too much of a good thing." The problem isn't a lack of information, it's too much of it. The more there is, the more you have to keep track of. And the more time you spend looking for just the right nugget buried somewhere in that deep pile of records, the less you're actually getting done.
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Looking forward to a whole new year and your company during the time we have together. Happy New Year, friend.