Information Overload: techniques for managing it

Robin Good at MasterNewMedia publishes an excellent paper by Mikkel on Information Overload which explains very clearly what it is and how it is constantly impacting our lives even if we don't recognise it.


Information Overload by Mikkel

Mikkel suggests that all individuals are "information-driven" rather than belonging to any sociological category when it comes to their communication needs. Therefore they need to be engaged with in a way which is totally driven by their specific personal information needs of the moment.

Mikkel introduces a very useful technique to overcome "Information featurism" which he calls "Information Tunnels".

To read Information Overload: What It Is And You Can Avoid It


About Ken Thompson

Ken Thompson is an expert practitioner in the area of bioteaming, swarming, virtual enterprise networks, virtual professional communities and virtual teams and has published two landmark books:

Bioteams: High Performance Teams Based on Nature's Best Designs

The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the future through Virtual Enterprise Networks

Ken writes the highly popular bioteams blog which has over 500 articles on all aspects of bioteams (aka organizational biomimicry) - in other words how human groups can learn from nature's best teams.

Ken is also founder of an exciting European technology company Swarmteams which provides unique patent-pending bioteaming technologies for all shapes and sizes of groups, social networks, business clusters, virtual/mobile communities and enterprises. Swarmteams enables groups to be more responsive and agile by fully integrating their mobile phones and the web with bioteam working techniques. The latest Swarmteams implementation is SwarmTribes which helps musicians and bands form a unique collaboration with their fans for mutual benefit.


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