LexisNexis recently released the results of a very interesting survey on information overload. The impact of too much information has been much discussed, but not documented very well. This survey certainly changes that. Here are some of the stats that caught my eye:
- Fifty-eight percent of legal professionals admit that the quality of their work suffers at times because they can’t sort through the information they need fast enough.
- On average, slightly over half (51%) of all legal professionals surveyed feel that people starting out in the legal industry are not well prepared for the amount of information management and processes they will have to manage in their jobs.
- Almost half (48%) of all the legal professionals surveyed report having trouble recreating how they spent their time for billing purposes at least once a week
- On average, legal professionals report spending just over half (51%) of their work day receiving and managing information, rather than actually using information to do their jobs.