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What's "Content Clutter" Costing You?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 12, 2016 7:00:00 AM / by Colin Kennedy posted in Cloud Trends, Productivity, Information Overload, Ask The Expert

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Shelf's Ask the Expert interview series explores a variety issues that impact workplace productivity. In this interview with Susan Gunelius, CEO and President of KeySplash Creative, Shelf Founder Colin Kennedy gains insight into the volume of information being created on the internet and in the cloud and the impact that this Information Overload can have on businesses, large and small.

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Shelf User Stories: Building an Innovation Ecosystem

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 6, 2016 4:23:01 PM / by Colin Kennedy posted in User Stories, Group Content Sharing, Information Overload

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The Shelf User Stories series is meant to help prospective users understand why different groups and organizations have chosen to use Shelf. In this interview with Pavle Krivokuca, Chief of Operations at the Belgrade Impact Hub, talks about the challenges of coordinating activities across a broad and diverse set of stakeholders in both the public and private sector.  

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7 Ways to Fight Information Overload and Save 10 Hours per Month

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 1, 2016 6:00:00 AM / by Colin Kennedy posted in Productivity, Information Overload

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Information Overload is a funny thing. We can all relate to it because it annoys each and every one of us. I’m willing to bet that in the past month, 90% of the people reading this have clenched their fists, thrown their arms into the sky, and shouted “WHERE THE $&@# IS ________!?” Or at least you thought about it. That’s because the inability to locate something – typically information – is one of the most common byproducts of Information Overload.

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3 Habits of Workplace Communication That You Need to Rethink

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 27, 2016 4:57:08 AM / by Joe O'Hara posted in Productivity, Information Overload

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A couple of weeks ago, I found a great video posted on a blog. It was concise, informative, and funny; the urge to share the video prevailed! Without thought, I resorted to the all too familiar methods of sharing that most of us use in this ‘connected age’: emailing the link to one colleague, and instant messaging to another. For good measure, I hit the browser’s star icon, adding the URL to a list of 3,000+ other ‘favorite’ webpages I’ve hoarded over the years. Job done, I’d just shared something we could all relate to, have a chuckle at, and spark conversation over at the water cooler. Now I could get on with my day, knowing I’d gained some small kudos from my colleagues. It was a bonus that I’d avoided the need for my brain to retain and recall the exact URL address or the blog post name, at some future date. That was three weeks ago. Then...

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Digital Dementia and the Overloaded Brain

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 13, 2016 9:19:14 PM / by Sedarius Perrotta posted in Memory, Information Overload

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Can more actually equal less? If we’re talking about information... yes!

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12 Tips to Supercharge Content You Care About

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 30, 2016 6:30:27 AM / by Joe O'Hara posted in Productivity, Information Overload

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In the vast online sea of information, hopefully more often than not, you’ll find a gem of a webpage that you feel the urge to keep hold of in some shape or form… so you bookmark it, and forget about it. Maybe you have a collection of folders and files that you want to store in the cloud… so you drag and drop it, and forget about it. Watch a great video… favorite it; find an interesting organization, take note of it. The list goes on. The act of collecting information (or hoarding for some) is not that difficult in itself; the difficulty (or the pain) often comes when it’s time to search for that specific file, image or note you just know you saved somewhere, in some folder, on one of your cloud accounts, maybe inbox, somewhere? If it can be that difficult for you to find something you've saved, imagine how difficult it can be for someone else to find (assuming you sent it to them or share an online platform). Below, I discuss some of the layers of information that you can (or ideally should be able to) add to your content, information, files, whatever you want to call your digital collection. Ultimately, you want to be able to capture, search, browse, and even share with minimal effort and maximum effectiveness. So let’s take a look at what you can do to help achieve this:

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The Just In Time Learning Process

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 2, 2016 12:32:16 AM / by Sedarius Perrotta posted in Learning, Information Overload, Just In Time Learning

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Let’s move from the abstract to the darn right practical. So how do I apply Just In Time Learning? What are the steps?

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Information Overload and Just In Time Learning

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 17, 2016 11:05:29 AM / by Sedarius Perrotta posted in Learning, Information Overload, Just In Time Learning

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Information overload is the reality of the day. I don’t need to throw out any fancy statistics like: “more information is being created in 2014 than has been created in all the years since the ancient Egyptians up until 2008 COMBINED” for anyone to understand the situation.
I contend that this is changing the world in more ways than we currently realize but I won’t digress into a monologue on societal change in this blog. What I will say is that learning on demand is fast becoming a critical skill for survival in the digital age.  Not only is the rate of information creation and innovation moving exponentially off the charts, but also the skills needed to perform in this digital economy are changing by the month.

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