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  Should we allow our foreign employees to speak their native language in the office?
 
  We strongly believe you should not. That is a real problem for foreign companies doing business in the U.S. This issue can create a bad atmosphere at work, and management should be vigilant at preventing foreign people from speaking their native language together in front of American employees. Americans will feel left out of the team and will leave the company sooner rather than later. Moreover, letting foreign employees speak their native language will amplify the building of a parallel organization, not positive for the company from a business point of view.

The requirement to speak English in the U.S. office should be included in the employment letter, and foreigners should be aware of it before moving to the United States. However, an exception has to be made when foreign employees can gather in an office and close the door. In that case, nobody will feel excluded, and the working atmosphere won't be hurt.
 
     
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