Managing Stress – Managing Ourselves
Thursday, 19 May, 2016
The localization industry is a dynamic and engaging environment, but the tasks can often come packaged in stressful scenarios. Tight deadlines, subjective feedback, reliance on technology, and unrealistic demands from clients or top-leadership are an unavoidable part of the landscape and will never go away.
A certain level of pressure is not a bad thing. In a deadline-driven profession, it can even be a positive spur! But when it tips over to constant stress for a sustained length of time, it starts to affect job satisfaction, productivity, and—ultimately—the bottom line.
What we can and must do is empower our employees, our suppliers, and ourselves to keep stress within healthy limits, and organize our operations so that it never gets out of hand. This webinar will discuss lessons learned and tactics that you and your team can adopt to stay on top of the stress and maintain positive energy for your work!
Anu Carnegie-Brown is Managing Director of Sandberg Translation Partners Ltd, a Nordic RLV in the UK with a large in-house staff spread over three offices in two countries. In her 20 years in the industry, Anu has contributed to the growth of three LSPs from modest start-ups to streamlined organisations, always building the HR structure as a part of the process. At STP, she spearheaded the company’s growth from a staff of 45 in 2012 to 100 in 2015, while also doubling revenue in the same period. Any expertise she may have in dealing with stress stems solely from her personal exposure to it. In 2014, Anu created an “Introduction to the Translation Industry” course for the University of Helsinki and inspired an entire team of industry peers to teach it. The concept is now being replicated in other European countries. She also volunteers for the European Language Industry Association as well as the UK Institute of Translating and Interpreting, focusing on improving translator training and their continued professional development.
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