December 2013 | By Latifah Elisa Kusrini 

Indonesia – an emerging market

With a population of 240 million and a growing young and curious middle-class, Indonesia represents a huge market for international companies and the localization industry. read more...

October 2013 | By Shirley Yeng 

What constitutes a healthy localization department?

Just like a physically-fit person, a department or organization functions best when it is healthy from within: Happy and confident staff with a strong sense of belonging and unity form the strong core of any successful project team. So how can we boost the health of our localization departments?read more...

August 2013 | By Heidi Wahl 

Say more than just “no”

When a person is continuously subjected to stress in his professional life, he risks serious physical strains. However, the circle can be broken. There is help, from the GAD model for example, that begins with a clear ‘No’. read more...

June 2013 | By Heidi Wahl 

Stress - a question of assessment

Stress doesn’t fall from the sky – it’s we who create it for ourselves. Search inside of you and figure out what it is that’s stressing you out and why. And by the way, stress may not be as unhealthy as you think.read more...

June 2013 | By Elena Groznaya 

The issue of cultural balance in foreign firms in Japan

No modern-day culture is quite as distinctive as the Japanese, no market quite as peculiar to Western companies. Establishing a presence in Japan is not simply a matter of “…do as the Japanese do”, but rather a tricky balancing act between an established corporate culture and a strong traditional value system.read more...

December 2012 | By Kim Yangsook, translated by Danbi Kwak 

Technical communication in Korea: The challenge of gaining industry awareness

With a rapidly developing economy that thrives on exports, Korea finds itself in need of high-quality technical documentation, but lacks experience and staff. read more...

September 2012 | By Fern Chang, Helena Rojas and Dieter Runge 

One nation, many cultures

The all-time classic Crocodile Dundee has created an image of Australia as a place inhabited by laid-back bushrangers; a continent so remote that it hardly interferes with the real world. In fact, Australia is a fascinating melting pot of countless societies and nationalities, a place where the diversity of culture is accentuated and celebrated like nowhere else. The wealth of linguistic...read more...