ITM 501 MOD 1 Case Essay

1156 Words Nov 10th, 2013 5 Pages
Trident University International
Model 1 Case
ITM 501
Dr. Kenneth Phillips
April 22, 2013

In this paper I am to state my opinion as to whether organizations are likely to find better solutions to information overload through changes to their technical systems or their social systems. With the research I conducted and along with my experiences in the workplace, I have concluded that information overload can be improved through changes to technical and social systems. I will also present evidence that will go against my position on information overload. I am also tasked to rebut the position of the counterargument, showing how inadequate the counterargument is, against my original position.
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With this simplified and more manageable way to enter data, there came more ideas to add additional information. This type of additional information could not come close to manageable on a status board. But with any new technology being added to the organization, socially there could be issues. There are those individuals always that think that the way we used to accomplish tasks is still the best way.
It is a no brainer, that a change in technology makes it more difficult and creates negative effects to information overload for some who do not like to see change. We see newspapers and magazine articles being replaced by new advancements in information delivery systems. When the older generations encounter this new technology, they are socially overwhelmed because they are not able, or most just refuse to accept change. People have the realization that technology is advancing way too much at an accelerated pace in a short amount of time. This is causing people to display symptoms of information overload (Herbig & Kramer, 1994). Overload of information normally happens when the nature of information is not known, hard to comprehend, or when it becomes to intense (Schneider, 1987). This could cause those exposed to information overload to be not as productive, make incorrect decisions which can cause stress and this can lead to stress related health problems. This is why we have people not wanting to accept that solutions to information overload can be

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