PurposeThis paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.Design/methodology/approachThis briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.FindingsIt is stating the obvious to point out the importance of language for effective communication. In the context of business, its role has become even more vital over recent decades. Thanks to globalization, a greater number of multinational corporations (MNCs) now exist. The internationalization of business has expanded accordingly. Such developments mean that organizations should ideally afford language management a more prominent place on the agenda. Smarter operators will view language in strategic terms and recognize its capacity to significantly impact on performance. The geographically dispersed composition of MNCs means that multilingual occurrences are routine. Growth in the diversity and mobility of workers further compounds the situation.Practical implicationsThe paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.Originality/valueThe briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.
Human Resource Managementinternational Digest – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jan 9, 2017