Reply To: Acquisition in a non-English speaking country – how to handle this?


Arlene Clinkscales

If your desire is to have a successful integration (a bit rhetorical), then yes, the acquiring company should address gaps in reaching it’s intended goal. And, if that means hiring translators, then yes, they should do so. There is little value in forcing the newco employees to speak English. Now, I think that part of the journey should be to document a plan to help both entities learn each others’ languages.

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