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Robyn Pearce in New Zealand Herald: Interruptions are hazardous to business
June 20, 2012 – 2:53 pm | No Comment
Robyn Pearce in New Zealand Herald: Interruptions are hazardous to business

Robyn Pearce, writing for the New Zealand Herald, outlines the problem of e-mail overload and quotes Jonathan Spira on the impact of interruptions on productivity.
I checked in with Jonathan about recovery time, for all previous …

The Street: How to Boost Employee Productivity Despite March Madness
March 14, 2012 – 2:28 pm | No Comment
The Street: How to Boost Employee Productivity Despite March Madness

Jonathan Spira was interviewed by Laurie Kulikowski for The Street on knowledge worker productivity and how to keep productivity up during March Madness:
Jonathan Spira is the CEO and chief analyst of Basex, a research firm focusing on workplace …

Newsfactor.com: Anonymous Affiliate Steals 40,000 Credit Card Numbers
March 13, 2012 – 3:08 pm | No Comment
Newsfactor.com: Anonymous Affiliate Steals 40,000 Credit Card Numbers

Jonathan Spira is quoted by Jennifer LeClaire on Newsfactor.com as she discusses the recent hacking attack by The Consortium:
It’s not Anonymous, but it’s an emerging group of hackers that claims affiliation with the infamous “hacktivist” group. …

Financial Post: Is banning e-mails the answer to boosting productivity?
March 12, 2012 – 4:13 pm | No Comment
Financial Post: Is banning e-mails the answer to boosting productivity?

Ray Williams, writing in the Financial Post, discusses the contentious issue of e-mail and productivity.
Jonathan Spira, author of Overload: How Too Much Information is Hazardous to Your Organization, contends that information overload cost the U.S. economy …

Institute of Noetic Sciences: Meditating at Work: A New Approach to Managing Overload
February 10, 2012 – 4:59 pm | No Comment
Institute of Noetic Sciences: Meditating at Work: A New Approach to Managing Overload

Jonathan Spira’s research at Basex was cited in this great article in Noetic Now by Wendy Woods:
According to Dr. Edward Hallowell, the prefrontal cortex (the part of the brain responsible for executive functions such as …

Financial Times:Fighting the Battle of the E-Mail Inbox
January 10, 2012 – 5:15 pm | No Comment
Financial Times:Fighting the Battle of the E-Mail Inbox

Jonathan Spira was quoted on Janurary 9, 2012 by Beagan Wilcox Volz in the Financial Times:
There’s a huge incentive for firms to confront information overload: It’s costing them big. One major Fortune 500 company estimates that …

Hot Off The Press: Information Literacy to Quell Information Overload
December 28, 2011 – 5:33 pm | No Comment
Hot Off The Press: Information Literacy to Quell Information Overload

Lucy Duhon from the Hot Off The Press blog referenced Ben Rossi, Basex analyst, in a post about information literacy.
Missed this piece.  But better late than never.
From a blog titled ‘Information Overload’  selling a book by the same name, …

Chicago Tribune: VW stems flow of email outside of work
December 27, 2011 – 7:29 pm | No Comment
Chicago Tribune: VW stems flow of email outside of work

The Chicago Tribune covered VW’s attempts to limit e-mail overload by switching off BlackBerry e-mail access during non-work hours.  Jonathan Spira was featured in the article.
Jonathan Spira, author of “Overload! How Too Much Information Is …

ABC News: Volkswagen Gives Workers a Break from BlackBerry Email
December 27, 2011 – 7:21 pm | No Comment
ABC News: Volkswagen Gives Workers a Break from BlackBerry Email

Jonathan Spira was quoted by ABC News in its piece about VW’s attempts to cut back on e-mail overload for its workers.
“It’s a very tough tightrope to balance oneself on,” said Jonathan Spira, CEO of Basex, …

CBC: IT firm phasing out email to boost productivity
December 19, 2011 – 4:02 pm | No Comment
CBC: IT firm phasing out email to boost productivity

December 16, 2010
Jonathan Spira was quoted by CBC News regarding the Atos IT firm’s e-mail ban.
Jonathan Spira, author of Overload! How Too Much Information Is Hazardous to Your Organization, has spent years studying what communications tools …