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Responses to the Global Economic Downturn: Report on the CIDM Economic Downturn Survey—Dec 2008
In early December 2008, CIDM once again conducted our economic survey, concerned that the global economic recession was adversely affecting CIDM membership and technical publications professionals in general. Responding to the survey were 526 individuals, many of whom added individual comments where appropriate.
Structured content offers clear benefits for the enterprise at large. But to reap those benefits, we need to step back and look at the big picture.
I see an interesting evolution and adoption cycle associated with structured content technologies and approaches. What started as a way to improve the productivity of a core group of full-time writers—the technical publications people—has evolved into something with a much broader impact. Structured content has become a cornerstone for new ways of communicating with customers and partners.
Either you’re outsourcing to India, your company is considering expanding there, or maybe you just fear a bustling India-based company as a new competitor. One way or the other, India is on the minds of companies worldwide these days. But new research from Right Management and faculty at the Villanova School of Business reveals that employee turnover levels as high as 100 percent in some industries is the largest workforce challenge hindering performance for organizations operating in India. Based on feedback from 4,800 employees, a major cause for such extreme turnover is that managers lack the fundamental skills necessary to effectively lead and engage their teams. Here are some of the survey’s other major findings…
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