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MTM LinguaSoft Adds Cultural Training to Its Service Offerings
Because language services are not enough to help your company navigate in an increasingly multicultural environment, MTM LinguaSoft is pleased to announce that it has added cultural competence training to its roster of services.
In today’s globalized work environment, people from different cultures are often called upon to work together to as co-workers, trade partners, salespeople and customers. Even a relatively small company that is not engaged in the international markets can find itself with a multicultural workforce due to immigration. Even when those people all “speak English,” different assumptions based on cultural differences can make their communication less than effective. As an article in the Houston Chronicle (http://smallbusiness.chron.com/
This is where cultural competence training can make a big difference and why more and more companies of all sizes are turning to it. Cultural competence (or competency) is the ability to work successfully with people from different cultures. In business, this is essential to attain the global objectives of the organization. Gaining cultural competence involves:
· Becoming aware of your own cultural assumptions
· Developing an attitude that sees cultural differences as interesting and advantageous rather than divisive
· Gaining knowledge of different cultural practices and perspectives
· Developing culturally appropriate strategies for negotiation, management, team communication and conflict resolution
As MTM LinguaSoft president Myriam Siftar puts it, “Training to enhance cross-cultural communication is a natural extension of our core business of providing professional translation services (http://www.mtmlinguasoft.com/