Information Overload: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Author(s):

Larson, Paul D.
Paul D. Larson, Director, University of Manitoba Transport Institute, 204/474-6054; larson@cc.umanitoba.ca
Kulchitsky, Jack D.
Jack D. Kulchitsky, Academic Director, Alberta/Haskayne Executive MBA Program, 403/220-3358; jack.kulchitsky@haskayne.ucalgary.ca

92nd Annual International Conference Proceedings - 2007 - Las Vegas, NV
Abstract

Information overload is simply receiving too much information. The notion that more information means higher performance operates only up to a point. Beyond this point, people become overloaded, and more information makes performance deteriorate. This session discusses information overload causes, symptoms and countermeasures.

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