Written by Josh Cardoz, Principal Learning Strategist at SwissVBS. The original essay appears in Training Industry and can be accessed here.
I want to share my experience about the fun and frustration of working on a multilingual, multicultural, and multitalented team. It’s mostly fun, of course. But working across linguistic and cultural barriers presents a number of challenges. To help you understand where I am coming from, here is a little bit on the environments and experiences that shaped me: My mother tongue is German, and I grew up in Germany. I studied abroad in the US, met a Texan, got married, and after a few other stops, currently live in the suburbs of Houston – a hyper-diverse place in its own way. Also, I work remotely for SwissVBS.