Info comes from so many sources; mobile phones, office phones, staff updates, sticky notes, text messages, team meetings, supplier meetings, Facebook, twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, blog, emails, magazine, post (people still use it) and I am sure there is a lot more.
I'm attempting to bring everything into two forms; electronic and human. As I see it, stuff that doesn't need to be addressed now can be addressed later. In this case, it can converge onto my email. If stuff needs human interaction, it can be done in a meeting that should always have a predetermined agenda so that discussion stays on-topic and doesn't diverge.
If you ring me, my voicemail says to send me an email and not a voicemail. It's amazing that only about 10% of people send me an email. Obviously what they were calling for wasn't that important in the first place. I do answer the phone when I can get to it, but don't even think I'll answer it if you call on a blocked number. I haven't got time for that.
If it's important, people will get you. If it isn't, they'll email.
Email and meetings work for me. Now I just need to create a meeting where someone can summarise all my important emails and then I can get info from just one source.