Sunday, March 8, 2009

Assessing The Grand Picture of Information

Does your flow of information currently help you?
Does it add you any value to your life?

We are living in a global society where our speed of our lives is driven by microprocessors. While our minds are overwhelmed by more noisy information than "high signal" intelligence, our actions are influenced by massive kludges of information.

The following set of questions is one of the many tools that we use to assess the general picture of information

1. Is the information a "hype"?

If it is too good to be true, it is not good. Simple messages are used to gain your time and attention. ... Just remember, all that glitters is not gold.

2. Would I use the information?

Determining whether the information fits your needs and wants is the next step to filter the signal from the noise.

3. If I do not see the immediate answer, what should I do with it?
Determine if you can use it within the next 90 to180 days. If not, delete it. There is a good chance that the specific information will be repeatedly broadcast.

4. Does the information have any value?
Most information are republished in different forms. In most cases it usually possess minimum value to most people.

5. Why does most information possess such minimum value?
The global informational economy has made general information free of any tangible cost. Expert view and timely information does cost.
... Your time is your money. If the information does not help you to conserve or enhance your cash base, then delete it immediately.

With our Compass AE process, .you will know whether the information enables you to do the following:
  • Determine the critical path;
  • Avoid obstacles;
  • Focus on positive circumstances; and
  • Anticipate opportunities.
Finding tangible information is the challenge. Having the right strategic process to filter the wheat from the chaff is key. Does any of your strategic processes or technology perform that well?

Our Compass AE process has the features that enables you to gain a strategic overview of your information. If you are interested in knowing more about Compass AE, contact us at Service [aatt] collaboration360 [dottt] com

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