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Part VI: Information overload > Causes of information overload

Chapter 17. Causes of information overload

Explanation

Every day, the workplace is bombarded with new and faster ways to obtain information. The primary cause of information overload is the vast amount of information available to us through computers, telephones, personal interactions, fax machines, pagers, and paperwork. The secondary cause of information overload is the inability to control and overcome the amount of information employees are faced with every day. You can easily waste a significant amount of time sorting through information, trying to verify what is important and what you can disregard.


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