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...

September 2013 | By Andreas Guenter 

New modern times?

Every company with a modern management employs process management. Technical writers who adopt the process perspective when developing their editorial guidelines catch a glimpse behind the curtains of process management and might uncover some problems.read more...

June 2013 | By Bernard Aschwanden 

Delivering successful projects with global teams

Unequal time zones, dissonant expectations, and different work ethics – these are just some of the issues that international project teams are facing. So how can we ensure global team success?read more...

February 2013 | By Arnold Burian 

Managing projects effectively in India

Managing project teams can be a juggling act even within one locale, but of course, the issues become even more complex when dealing with team members across the globe. Arnold Burian shares some of the techniques he has used to deliver projects successfully, particularly involving team members in India. read more...

February 2013 | Interview by Corinna Melville 

“Be authentic and align expectations from the start”

Monika V. Kronbuegel is the CEO of Global DiVision, an international consulting company that focuses on organizational development and human resource development in multinational companies. A German national, Monika V. Kronbuegel has lived and worked in numerous countries including India, Japan, the United States, Latin America, and many European nations. She is currently working on her doctoral...read more...

August 2012 | By Sissi Closs 

Developing a common language

Organizations today both manufacture and sell globally. This also affects technical writers, who more and more often have to collaborate with international colleagues and business partners. While personal meetings or virtual conferences can be organized without much ado, some things can go wrong with actual communication. Although many employees speak English, there are immense differences in the...read more...

August 2012 | By Sharon Parker 

Achieving deal value through human capital management

Many global and international businesses aim to grow and thrive through acquisitions and mergers. But with the majority of these deals failing to deliver their expected value, executives and leaders often find themselves at the end of the integration process looking back wondering what went wrong. As mergers and acquisitions become a driving force in global competition, companies are now being...read more...