Managing accross cultures, languages, borders
I currently run a facility of about 20 people, all of whom speak english as a second language, if at all. While I am rather proficient in spanish, I do come accross some difficulties expressing finer points in spanish. Perhaps, however, the most difficult problem I come accross are the cultural differences at the work place. A great podcast would be discuss how to confront these language bariers, especially in regards to reveiws and one on ones. For example, something I have noticed in my organization is that if I give praise for a good behavior the very next day no one is doing that good behavior. Is this a cultural issue, a language issue, a people issue or a managment issue?