February 2018 | Text by Mathias Maul 

Love your silos!

Rigid silo structures, struggles over power and budgets, and an unwavering "we’ve-always-done-it-this-way"-mentality are all too common symptoms of communication barriers within an organization. The causes can often be attributed to the human factor: Everyone wants to contribute to success – if it weren’t for "the others".read more...

January 2018 | By John Yunker 

The new translation economy and how to succeed in it

The days in which "going global" simply meant launching a website are long gone. Organizations waiting for the world to speak their language are losing out – big time. So get busy speaking the world’s many languages.read more...

January 2017 | By Eva Reiterer 

Working with distributed teams

In the era of virtual reality and ubiquitous computing, it is no surprise that more and more companies are going virtual when it comes to teamwork too. Geographically distributed teams hold many advantages, but the transition from working in brick and mortar offices to the virtual desk brings some challenges. Here are some things to consider when setting up distributed teams.read more...

April 2016

Building bridges with TechComm: a ray of hope in troubled times

As I sit down to write this, a troubled and challenging 2015 has just drawn to a close. It has been a difficult year filled with terrifying violence and outrageous acts of intolerance. Whenever another hateful act of terrorism filled the news feed, I would find myself despairing for the future of humanity. read more...

April 2015 | By Alyssa Fox 

Building and managing a successful distributed team

How can we build an environment in which global technical communicators can be successful? Face the challenges head-on to keep your team energized, innovative, and productive.read more...

October 2014 | By Andreas Guenter 

Mind (the) trap!

How do we think? What traps does our brain set for us? Moreover, what does this mean for our workday? Neurobiology and cognitive psychology provide surprising insights into a system that does not really function as rationally as we would like to think.read more...

October 2014 | By Heidrun Wehmeyer and Jutta Witzel 

Appreciate and motivate

Studies by pollsters and neurobiologists emphasize a greater binding with the company and more creative performance, when a manager appreciates his employees. The attitude of a manager and how he communicates are crucial.read more...