As a global and diverse team, we understand the need to communicate effectively across many cultural backgrounds, as well as languages, yet sometimes it can be difficult. Our team is comprised of 40 nations, spread across 8 offices worldwide, our company language is English, and collectively we speak 24 languages- this all leads way for more opportunities to misinterpret one another if we are not culturally aware of our differences.
”We all come from different walks of life, speaking different languages, but we all have one common goal- we work to empower language communications and we practice daily what we preach, by breaking down our own communications silos first,’’ says Diversity Team Manager, Ali Rahim. Our local offices in France, Italy, Spain, China, and Brazil are speaking their respective languages with one another in their daily routines, but there’s also the need to communicate with the entire team on a global scale in English. Every company has different business needs and should determine which languages are most beneficial accordingly. Regardless of what the company language may be, it’s important to keep common goals at the forefront of our conversations while also realizing our differences and learning from one another. We understand the challenges diversity may bring into the workplace, but we also know its advantages and that in the end, the reward is greater than the struggle.