ITM 501 MOD 1 Case Essay

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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. It is…show more content…
Successful organizations have the notion to master this opportunity of information overload. Social awareness has been heightened over the past several decades because of the rapidly changing environment and technical information here in the United States and overseas. This change has accelerated the way we think and the way our decisions are based (Thomas, Fleck & Snipes, 2000). This is the reason that organizations that encounter information overload are better off when they are able to come up with solutions through technical and social systems. Because of some organizations inability to adapt innovative advances, they hamper on the negative impact of information overload. Information overload in my opinion is here to stay, it is always compounding. It just takes adjustment to our technical and social systems. There are times, I recall using oversized status boards to display the status of aircraft. There were creative ideas being accomplished socially and we were able to input additional information and this led to having to build and adapt to the status boards getting larger and larger. Due time would change all of this data being displayed on the status boards and eventually we had to advance to the technical systems of the time. This update to inputting data into a computer presented challenges socially in the organization. There were costs for some of the

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