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Evans & Suklun, Cogent Business & Management (2017), 4: 1408943https://doi.org/10.1080/23311975.2017.1408943OPERATIONS, INFORMATION & TECHNOLOGY | RESEARCH ARTICLEWorkplace diversity and intercultural communication: A phenomenological studyAdam Evans1* and Harika Suklun2,3Abstract: For decades, the United States has seen an increasing number of im-migrants, which has led to a significant increase in cultural diversity in the United States. This phenomenological study examines the contextual history of professional non-native English-speaking women in the United States to form a basis of com-parison with native English speakers. It attempts to compare their lived communi-cative experiences with those of non-native English speakers in the workplace. In this study, 16 professional, native English-speaking women currently working in the US were interviewed. Participants in this study were asked to describe professional and intercultural experiences through interactions with non-native Engl...