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From endless e-mail, social media, and texting, to poor searchtools and a dramatic increase in information generation,Information Overload is stretching the bandwidth of businesses andemployees at unprecedented levels. Revealing how the very toolsdeployed to make knowledge workers more efficient have in turnbogged productivity down, Overload! explores the many waystoday's tidal wave of information has bombarded and dulled oursenses as well as hampered our ability to innovate and produce.
Spira examines the staggering statistics of time and money lostdue to Information Overload, including:
There are 78.6 million knowledge workers in the United Statesalone.
Information Overload cost the U.S. economy almost $1 trillion in2010.
A minimum of 28 billion hours is lost each year to InformationOverload in the United States.
Reading and processing just 100 e-mail messages can occupy overhalf of a knowledge worker's day.
It takes five minutes to get back on track after a 30-secondinterruption.
For every 100 people who are unnecessarily copied on an e-mail,eight hours are lost.
58 percent of government workers spend half the workday filing,deleting, or sorting information, at a cost of almost $31 billiondollars.
66 percent of knowledge workers feel they don't have enough timeto get all of their work done.
94 percent of those surveyed at some point have felt overwhelmedby information to the point of incapacitation.
One major Fortune 500 company estimates that InformationOverload impacts its bottom line to the tune of $1 billion peryear.
Information Overload has caused people to lose their ability tomanage thoughts and ideas, contemplate, and even reason andthink.
The reality that many e-mail exchanges which go on for days andweeks at a time could be resolved with a five-minute phonecall.
Why Information Overload has completely destroyed the work-lifebalance, resulting in workdays that never seem to end.
Rich with helpful, pragmatic advice, Overload! providesdetails, tips, and strategies that the world's leadingorganizations, including IBM, Intel, Morgan Stanley, and the U.S.Air Force have employed.
Don't let Information Overload strangle your organization'sproductivity. Fight back with the tips and strategies found inOverload!