At Olympus, English is one of the most important tools.

As an innovator in endoscopic technology, Olympus has tools for many types of procedures. To develop for the future, marketing and R&D teams work directly with healthcare professionals around the world to understand their needs and respond with life-changing solutions — from 3-D imaging to an ingestible video capsule.

The only way Olympus can understand the needs of their global customers — and to develop future products for them — is by communicating in English.

To that end, Olympus recognizes the power of English in the workforce, and makes English proficiency a key focus in their growth strategy:

  • The company assesses English proficiency during recruitment to ensure employees have the proper English skills required for a position and to provide training if needed.
  • Employees have opportunities to work abroad and are intensively trained in English to prepare them for their roles.
  • English proficiency and assessment are often considerations for career advancement within the company.

Without English, Olympus employees would be unable to create the tools their customers need to diagnose health problems. They truly have a hand in helping to save lives.

Special thanks to the Institute for International Business Communication (IIBC). 

 

Contributors:  

  • General Manager
    Human Resources Department 
    Olympus Corporation
  • Product Manager, GI & R Marketing Section
    GI & R Marketing Department
    GI Business Unit
    Olympus Corporation

  • Marketing Manager, Gastrointestinal Field
    GI & R Business Strategy Department
    GI Buiness Unit 
    Olympus Corporation
As an innovator in endoscopic technology, Olympus has tools for many types of procedures. To develop for the future, marketing and R&D teams work directly with healthcare professionals around the world to understand their needs and respond with life-changing solutions — from 3-D imaging to an ingestible video capsule.
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