Multilingualism and cultural difference can be a challenge, and it can be a resource. Language, including all its differences and diversity, is the most important tool for us to function in social life, to exchange information, goods, and services, to guarantee economic success, and to negotiate identities.

How do companies and individual employees with diverse cultural backgrounds use their linguistic resources to accomplish their work, to establish relations, and to construe and negotiate their cultural identities?

Knowledge about what language does in the workplace may help us when encountering challenges.