Leading the Way Through the Digital Information Flood

Information bombards employees on a daily basis, making it difficult for them to remain productive. A new responsibility of adaptive leadership is finding ways to help staff manage the digital information flood.
By SHARON ROSS

Technology has been transforming workplaces in a number of ways, including the way employees manage their job responsibilities. The tools have made people more productive and connected, but in the yin and yang of life, it also has a not-so-positive side. Call it information overload or technostress, but employees are bombarded by information flowing from digital technologies, and many have reached their limit in the law of diminishing returns.

Digital technologies, including mobile, have become a threat to productivity as the flood of information consumes people’s attention in a random manner, forcing them to spend their time trying to navigate through the information rather than efficiently using it.

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