Saturday, January 04, 2014
The Benefits Of Making Your Business Bilingual
The business world is ever-changing, and in order to stay on top (or, in order to reach the top) you have to be able to adjust accordingly. Becoming bilingual (or even multilingual) is one of the big ways in which businesses can adjust. A lot of companies in foreign countries have begun to make this adjustment already, with companies in non-English-speaking countries adding English as a weapon to allow them to compete in America; in the meantime, a lot of American businesses have fallen behind. For business executives, small business owners, and even regular employees in big corporations, becoming bilingual yourself can be a big benefit. The explanation for business executives regarding this idea is simple. You are expected to be the best at what you do if you are a business executive. Just because you have reached the top does not mean that you are guaranteed to stay there; after all, if you are not continuing to improve, someone else is! You can broaden your communicative powers, and therefore your overall powers, by adding an extra language to your arsenal. Furthermore, you will be enabled to communicate more effectively with a wider spectrum of customers when you expand your linguistic prowess, and you will also be able to encourage your employees to follow your lead. Sixty per cent of small businesses are dead within four years of their startup date; this number jumps to 90% by year ten. Every advantage you can find when running a small business can be a big deal, and becoming bilingual is a big advantage! If you are just a regular old employee in a big corporation, you might think you don't have any real need to add a new language. If you are thinking this, however, you are wrong! As businesses progress to become multilingual, there will be greater opportunities for advancement among those employees who can work with more than one language than for those who cannot. The present might not yield you much fruit for your efforts, but you will surely see the payoff sometime down the road! You should now find that you are full of the necessary motivation for learning a new language; this is the first step! As for the remaining steps of dedication and time, it will be up to you to supply both of these.