How to thrive when co-workers don't speak the same language

08/15/2014 | Glass Hammer blog, The

Diverse, multinational workforces can bring linguistic challenges, writes Cathie Ericson. It's helpful to make it clear which language a meeting will be held in and to be sensitive to the potential power dynamics and rivalries inherent in favoring one language over another. "Just because you have chosen one language as the dominant one doesn't mean that non-native speakers are automatically cut off from leading the team," Ericson writes.

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