Development and Evaluation of a Program for Training Information Management in Distributed Organizations
Final rept. Sep 1998-2000
ALPHATECH INC BURLINGTON MA
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A theory-based model of information management was created to develop a training program to train effective information management. The training program focused on the specific behaviors prepare, filter, scan, read, and act and helped information managers deal more effectively with large amounts of information. Implicated ways in which the training paradigm could be improved and developed even further. The program fits in a niche that has been overlooked by researchers. The program focused exclusively on the process necessary to manage and integrate large amounts of information. This paper concludes that until automatic filtering systems improve dramatically enough to make the need for human filtering obsolete, a training program that focuses on specific behaviors such as Prep, Filter, Scan, Read, and Act can help people manage large amounts of information more effectively. Not only can people learn to better recognize and focus on important information, but they can learn to change behavior in such a way that they no longer contributes to other peoples overload.
- Information Science