When you're operating at an ever increasingly fast pace, the sheer quantity of information can be so overwhelming. Find out how to gain control.
A new international survey conducted by information provider Lexis-Nexis reveals that six out of 10 professionals feel that the quality of their work sometimes suffers because they can't sort through information fast enough. What's worse, employees report spending more than half of their work day receiving and managing information rather than using it to do their jobs. And as much as half of all that information is not important to getting their jobs done, they say.
How can you combat this information overload? It's all about setting boundaries, and taking control of your time and attention. Here are two strategies:
Your attitude toward information is just as important as the actual volume of material you receive. When you set clear priorities, you and your employees can promptly act on the important information and leave the rest for another time - or the delete button - and decrease the sensation of overload.
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