Information Overload


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Information Overload


Definition - personal overload

Definition - organizational overload


The old information explosion

...and in modern times

Technology and overload

The new information explosion

E-mail growth

E-mail bloat

Voice-mail excess

Personal traits and overload

The impact of overload

The organizational perspective

The stressful organization

The organizational dilemma

Implications for health care

Health care is not immune...

The dangerous mix

Conclusion - what is to be done?

Additional references

Author: tom wilson

Email: t.d.wilson

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T.D. Wilson PhD, Professor Emeritus in Information Management, University of Sheffield Sheffield S10 2TN