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Too Much Email!

You just started a new job, and you were handed that electronic leash called a Blackberry. In all likelihood, you have become accustomed to checking it obsessively the way a squirrel searches for nuts.

You might think this constant access to your job is helping you be more productive, but in fact you may be doing more harm to yourself. According to the Workplace Productivity Survey commissioned by LexisNexis, seven out of 10 workers experience information overload, where they are bombarded with more information than they can possibly manage. Sixty percent of respondents said that they missed important information because of this.

So if you want to do well in your new job, maybe you should consider giving back the Blackberry or checking your email less often. Click on the following link for more tips on how you can better manage the information flow in your job. [MSNBC]

Posted: 3/21/08