Solution for Accounting Information Systems 1st Edition Chapter 16, Problem 1

by Robert Hurt
557 Solutions 18 Chapters 54713 Studied ISBN: 9780073195551 Management Information Systems 5 (1)

Chapter 16, Problem 1 : 1.Reading review questions a)What is information...

1.Reading review questions

a)What is information overload?  What causes it?  What are its effects?  How can decision makers deal with information overload in their professional lives


Step-By-Step Solution

1.a)Information overload occurs when people try to process too much information too quickly.  It can be caused by human limitations, characteristics of the information itself, information technology, task and process parameters and / or organizational design.  Information overload leads to suboptimal decision making and stress, with its attendant psychological, behavioral and physical effects.  Decision makers can deal with information overload by allowing more time to complete important tasks, breaking larger tasks down into smaller tasks and / or imposing a structure on the information.


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