Communicating across multiple cultures is always a hot topic, particularly for those working in such a multicultural environment as Switzerland.

It was no surprise then, that when the question of communication differences between UK and US English arose last week on Melcrum’s Communication Network, it sparked a hot debate and a flood of phrases, terms, anecdotes and words of wisdom all relating to language and its correct usage.

Many of the network’s members also pointed out that it’s not just geography that can cause confusion in the workplace, stressing the ongoing need to stamp out business jargon and speak in basic terms to avoid unnecessary ambiguity in all corporate communications.

Following the popularity of this subject, you can now find a summary of the debate and its recommendations on the Melcrum Blog >

Melitta

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