Each sector and professional field is made up of different individuals and figures. In an increasingly competitive and dynamic world, competition serves as a crucible where innovation is born and where companies are driven to evolve and improve. However, not all competitors are comparable in terms of their level of preparation and experience. Professionalism can represent an added value for companies that are more organised and ready to face the typical challenges of each sector.
In Italy, the translation field is negatively affected by the absence of a national register capable of setting the necessary qualitative parameters. Although authoritative associations such as AITI and ANITI play a key role in protecting professionals, they cannot guarantee the competence of all those who actually work in our sector.
The absence of a register, on the practical side, allows anyone to play the role of the specialist. To the detriment of clients often attracted by cheaper rates.
Nowadays, talking about professionalism is more important than ever, considering how much experience can really prove to be an added value.
The added value of professionalism
Wanting to give a definition, we could describe professionalism as the set of skills, behaviours and attitudes that guide the individual, or the company, in carrying out their work with dedication, integrity and awareness.
The advantages are all for the benefit of the customer, from the economic to the qualitative aspect, through the correct management of timing and working methods.
Let’s see them more closely:
Economic value: let’s start with the most underestimated factor. Although it is plausible to predict that a less prepared competitor, who has invested less in their own training, will be able to offer more advantageous rates, we must not forget that any problem related to inexperience will easily result in a greater financial expense for the customer.
Relying on a professional from the early stages of the project will allow us to safeguard ourselves from possible disputes, able to affect the work previously done and expose us to sanctions and/or legal disputes.
A higher initial expenditure can prove to be the cheapest way to achieve our goals over time.
Timing: closely linked to the previous aspect, the time factor is very important in an increasingly frenetic and rapidly changing world.
Complications and inconveniences can slow down, or even stop, the project’s workflow, lengthening the necessary time and delaying the possible economic advantages.
Quality: the last added value from the professionalism of experts and authoritative companies, in each sector, is in turn linked to the previous two points.
Professionals constantly aim to improve their skills, staying up to date on the latest trends and developments in their industry.
This commitment to excellence translates into higher quality results and greater customer satisfaction. Attention to detail, precision, and the ability to face work pitfalls allow the professional to offer valid and reliable products and services.
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