This helpful list of info-overload strategies includes the good and bad effects a single approach. It's from Fast Co. and a curation connoisseur.
I've found Google apps use of priority mail VERY useful and just about 90-95% spot on in showing me what's important in my email onslaught.
A coach and/or good use of assessment tools and your own, tuned self-awareness will help you decide which from Fast Company's list is most important to you right now.
The examples give a flavor of what's at stake.
Excerpted, Fast Co:
The advice is from 1962 study and has been updated for today's daily battle with digital overload. The techniques are very much still valid.
1. Omission – ...you can’t consume everything, so just ignore some. ...a bit dangerous since some of the omitted information might be the most critical.
2. Error – Respond to information without giving due consideration. ...without thinking through all the consequences
3. Queuing – Putting information aside until there is time catch up later. An example is processing email early in the morning, before the business day begins, or reading important reports late at night.
4. Filtering – ...employs a priority scheme for processing some information while ignoring others. Automated tools are particularly well suited to help filter information.
See the full list here.
Deb's top curation streams: Change Leadership Watch & Change Management Resources.
Via Beth Kanter, Deb Nystrom, REVELN Consulting