Technical meetings between Japanese and German engineers

Technical meetings between Japanese and German engineers

I am officially an interpreter for these meetings but I do play a role of facilitator because I am a neutral, goal oriented independent person in this group. Most people are distracted during the meeting because they have strong opinions regarding the topics. I use a flipchart to visualise the conversation to enhance their active listening and to avoid misunderstandings. If there are conflicts of interests, I am trying to clarify their true intentions by asking questions and getting them to speak up what they really want to say.