“Leading at a Distance” is part of the daily experience of internationally operating organizations. In this fourth part of our series, we talk about how language can create distance. How can an organization, and how can you as a manager deal with different linguistic backgrounds present in your team in order to foster participation and avoid exclusion?
Discover how by actively embracing multilingualism, and shifting the focus from language perfection to language usage and mutual understanding, you can avoid some of the pitfalls of a pure “lingua franca” approach which relies on one organisation-wide *official” languagefor communication, and the ability of individuals to cope with it. Discover what practical steps you can take in your leadership position.
Also, check out the other parts of our series on “Leading at a Distance”