Effective communication in multicultural teams.
This was one of quite interesting sessions at Rakuten Technology Conference. Rochelle Kopp helped us, both native and non-native English speakers, to communicate better, smoothly and overcome language barrier etc.
One fun activity was “Use two verbs to speak” for native English speakers. It seemed easy for them but turned out somehow difficult. Contrary, for non-native English speakers like me, it was interesting to see how native English speakers were confused by doing this activity.
Although I don’t work in such multicultural environment nor company anymore, it is still crucial to understand, cooperate and take care of colleagues as we work as a team.
This session was a good reminder to me. Thanks to Rochelle.