Breaking Language Barrier: A Review of the Costs and Benefits of Current Approaches
Language barrier in a workplace affects workers' productivity and safety. The objectives of this paper are to: (1) review the various approaches for breaking language barriers among miners; and (2) analyze the costs and benefits of these approaches, and make recommendations on the way forward. The authors achieve these objectives by reviewing the current approaches in breaking language barriers among miners. The review reveals that some of these approaches can be expensive with less benefits. Thus, it is concluded that mining companies should carefully select the optimal approach to break language barrier.
M. K. Boateng and K. Awuah-Offei, "Breaking Language Barrier: A Review of the Costs and Benefits of Current Approaches," Proceedings of the 2016 SME Annual Conference and Expo: The Future for Mining in a Data-Driven World (2016, Phoenix, AZ), pp. 480-483, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Feb 2016.
2016 SME Annual Conference and Expo: The Future for Mining in a Data-Driven World (2016: Feb. 21-24, Phoenix, AZ)
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Miners; Costs and benefits; Language barriers; Mining companies; Optimal approaches; Workers; Cost benefit analysis
International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
Article - Conference proceedings
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01 Feb 2016