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Surviving Information Overload : How to Find, Filter, and Focus on What's Important,9781560526940

Surviving Information Overload : How to Find, Filter, and Focus on What's Important

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 11/25/2006
Publisher(s): AXZO PRESS
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Summary

Readers will learn what works in terms of filtering information, focusing on what's important, setting boundaries, and organizing the information they keep.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Information Anxiety
Do You Have Information Anxiety?
Calculating the Weight of Information Overload
How Are You Managing Now?
Three Steps to Managing Information
Multi-Tasking
Is Multi-Tasking Really Such a Good Idea?
What the Experts Say Five Steps Out of the Multi-Tasking Maze
Estimate Task Times Accurately
Use a To-Do List
Limit Interruptions
Concentrate
Multi-Task Smart
Filtering Information
Balancing Your Data
Diet Information You Get vs. Information You Use Identifying Quality Information
Limiting Your Information
Gathering Using Information
Filters Sorting the Information to Keep
Managing Messaging Systems
Taking Control
Evaluating Your Use of E-Mail
Easing E-Mail
Congestion E-Mail
Do's and Don'ts Reducing Spam
Voice Mail Give and Take Considering
Instant and Unified Messaging At the Controls
Processing Paper
The Worsening Paper Pile-Up Understanding Your Resistance to Proper Processing
Developing an Effective File System
Reducing Disposable Incoming Mail
Creating New Ways to Reduce Paper
Pile-Ups Paper Wrap-Up
Taming Technology Mind Over Machine Taking
Stock of the Technologies You Have Rethinking Your Use of Technology
Stop Before You Shop Guiding Principles
Coping at Home Balancing
Work and Home Life
Making a Wish List
Making Your Wishes Come True
Taking Action on Your Newfound
Knowledge Committing to Change
When Home and Office Collide Setting
Boundaries Between Home and Office Summary
Quick-Step Review
Recommended Reading Your Feedback Is Important!
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