It is no longer a controversial statement to say that the workplace is changing. The increasingly competitive market for talented labor is leading companies to rethink traditional management philosophies in order to remain attractive to the most qualified applicants.
Remote work policies are more common than ever. A 2017 Gallup poll across multiple industries reported that in 2016, 43 percent of all employees work away from their team members at least some of the time. This figure marks a four-year increase of four points, up from 39 percent in 2012. In the same poll, one out of every five workers reports that they work from home exclusively, never setting foot in the office.
What about the language services industry?
Let's look at the evolving entertainment industry model and how streaming services not only expanded the market but require localization to evolve.
Interpreters understand the threat “no voice, no job.” How do hearing loss and acoustic shock affect the profession?
In this episode of Globally Speaking, we chat with Peter Wang, Founder and CEO of 57Blocks, about his experience as a serial entrepreneur creating startups whose workforce is a distributed team model. He explains best practices for sourcing and managing distributed teams, how to earn their trust and what the hot new markets for talent will be. Plus, he reveals some of his own lessons learned about building products differently for new markets and adapting to the current self-serve software business model.