Xxxxviii) Infobesity (Information Overload)

Daily there is more than 2.5 quintillion (18 zeros) bytes of new information created. There is too much information available for the brain to synthesise, ie synthesis overload. Need to be able to filter

"... - What's true
      - What is relevant
      - What we think we 'need'
      - What will actually help our life..."

Nina Christian, 2021

Information becomes dated very quickly, ie what was useful information previously has no guarantee of being useful now or in the future.

People want outcomes with less info-consumption as time and brain space become more valuable.

"...we don't want to have to sift through copious amounts of 'good' information to find a few golden nuggets that are going to help us get the outcomes we want..."
Nina Christian, 2021

NB Less is more

Xxxxvix) unconscious biases (you have an unconscious bias to seek out people whose point of view support, rather than challenges, your point of view. Yet in change, you need to have some people who are willing to challenge your point of view, otherwise you could end up with 'group-think' dominating)

Xxxxx) proactive paradox (this occurs when managers want their staff to show initiative, independent judgement and be proactive in the right circumstances (Tim Baker, 2021). While staff do not want managers micro-managing them; managers become frustrated if they think staff members are not showing enough initiative; staff become especially concerned when they sense overbearing managers.)

 

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