E-mail, text messages, blogs, RSS feeds, Facebook and Twitter. To stay connected in today’s digital world, you’re presented daily with the challenge of trying to manage the deluge of digital information that’s now part of the typical workday. It’s estimated that in 2010 alone 107 trillion e-mails were sent over the Internet.
With all of that information coming at us, is it possible to serve the church’s mission without being overwhelmed? Associate General Minister and Vice President Todd Adams, along with several other leaders of Christian institutions and scholars responded to that question in an article posted this month by Duke Divinity School’s publication Faith & Leadership.
"It’s like an addiction," Adams states in the article, entitled Staying afloat amid information overload. "I’m so driven by the customer service component of what our office is supposed to provide that I want them to have an immediate response." Unplugging and giving the brain a rest, taking breaks before responding to e-mails and limiting hours on the Internet are some of the recommendations provided by the institutional leaders and scholars. To see the article, visit: www.faithandleadership.com/features/articles/staying-afloat-amid-information-overload