How do You Like your E-mails?

Short, sweet, direct + to the point? Warm and friendly, opening with a nice greeting and closing with a cheery good-bye? Or long, detailed, and packed full of data, facts and other useful information? Chances are that the way you typically ... Read More

The English Language Advantage

"You Americans, you have no idea how easy you have it! You get to use your native language at work every day." This comment took me by surprise, coming from a Scandinavian co-worker with, to my ears, excellent English-language skills. I tried to ... Read More

Making “small talk” in the American workplace

How do you start a casual, social conversation with an American co-worker? What kinds of topics are OK/not OK to talk about? How should I answer when someone asks "how was your weekend?" I've been hearing these questions often lately, in ... Read More