Information overload is an increasing issue not just among information professionals, but among an increasingly large percentage of workers. Organizations will need to continue to work to reduce this stress upon their workforce. The LX Designer blog addresses one way to alleviate the issue in the entry, “Study: Enterprise Microblogging Reduces Information Overload.”
The entry begins:
According to Stocker, Richter, and Riemer (2012), who analyzed case studies at three large corporations, the benefits of enterprise microblogging include: improved problem-solving, reduction of information over-load, improved awareness of tasks and work coordination. The benefit I found most interesting is the reduction of information overload. This seems counterintuitive. It is difficult to believe that by adding a communication channel to people’s workflow (in addition to email) there would be less information that people have to deal with.
Another technique for reducing information overload is to provide employees with an enterprise solution with a user experience that meets their needs efficiently and intuitively. Sinequa bases their enterprise infrastructure on Unified Information Access, ensuring that relevant information is displayed simply, rapidly, and securely. Sinequa’s customers are able to save time and money with an efficient solution that maintains security while performing beyond expectations.
Emily London, May 22, 2013