Importance Of English As A International Language

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English is the fastest spreading English in human history. It should be adopted by all the multinational and big companies as their corporate language if they want to succeed, deal with other organizations all around the world and obviously with wide range of different speaking customers having different needs. Competitive pressures, globalization of tasks and resources and mergers and acquisitions integrations across national boundaries make it all important to speak and deal with one common language. However, various obstacles are being faced by the English non speaking employees to learn and adapt it but they can be overcome by the efficient system of the organization and guidelines and motivation by the manager.
REVIEW:
Many companies have started adopting English as their main language as they have feel the relatively importance of it. Many multinational companies had face failures financially and also in closing a deal effectively by not adopting one global language. English has been chosen as the global language because majority of the people knows it; almost one in every four of us knows how to speak English. The article discusses how the CEO, Hiroshi Mikitani of Rakuten (Japan’s largest online marketplace) has adopted the English language policy in its company. He made it compulsory for the employees in the organization to learn English if they want to save their jobs. There are three main reasons why move to English which are competitive pressures (if you want to understand the needs of customers and want to buy or sell then you have to be able to effectively communicate with them), globalization of tasks and resources, mergers and acquisitions across national boundaries (mergers and acquisitions will become difficult or...

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...tips for the implementation of English which includes that managers should involve all employees, they should take responsibility for compliance and also refrain the dominance of English speaking natives versus non speakers.
WEAKNESSES:
The article only gives an overview; it doesn’t states an in-depth adoption of English strategies and policies. Further, it doesn’t tell much about the different responses shown by employees whom can lead to frustration and what effect will have on job involvement and productivity. The employees may starts to think an organization as biased or unfair. The article also needs further quantitative data to support the argument and various examples can be quoted to enhance the affectivity of the document. Less primary research has been conducted on different organizations regarding the view of its employees about these adoption strategies.
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