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Business Brief (1/2) Businesses come in many guises, from the lonely- sounding self-employed person and sole trader, through the SME, (the small to medium-sized enterprise), to the multinational with its hierarchy and tens of thousands of employees. Some organizations want to find ways of motivating their people to be ever more productive and creative. Employees and their managers in this type of organization are autonomous- they are not given exact procedures on how to meet objectives.
Business Brief (2/2) In organizations of all kinds, the tendency towards relatively flat structures, with only a few levels of hierarchy-this way senior management is relatively close to the people dealing with the clients. Current buzzword is flexibility. (flexitime, telecommuting, contractual workers)
Starting Up (A) Discuss these questions. 1.Would you like to work in the building in the photo shown on page 22? Explain why or why not. 2.Which people in your organization have their own office? Do they have their own office because of a) seniority; b) a need for confidentiality c) the type of work they do?
Starting Up (B) How important are the following in showing a persons status in an organization? Give each one a score from 1 (not important) to 5 (very important). a reserved parking space an office with a window a uniform a personal business card your own office a company car your name on your door having a secretary taking holidays when you like the size of your desk more than one seat in your office flying business class a company credit card having fixed working hours
Vocabulary (1/2) Match the words and phrases below to the correct place on the diagram found on page 23. Subsidiary Factory/ plant Call centre Service centre Head office Distribution centre Warehouse Branches/ outlets Think about the organization you work for, or one you know well. How is it organized?
Vocabulary (2/2) Discuss these questions. 1Which of the words below can describe: a) good qualities of an organization? b) bad qualities of an organization? Bureaucratic Decentralized Impersonal Caring Democratic Market-driven Centralized Dynamic Professional Conservative Hierarchical Progressive 2Can you add any others? 3Which of the words describe your own organization or an organization you know well?
Reading- A Successful Organization(1/4) Read paragraph 1 of the article and answer these questions. 1.Where is SOL located? 2.What is unusual about the company? 3.What does SOL do?
Reading- A Successful Organization (2/4) Read the article on page 24 and match the headings below to paragraphs 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. APeople set their own targets BHard work has to be fun CLoose organizations need tight systems D Great service requires cutting-edge technology EThere are no low-skill jobs
Reading- A Successful Organization (3/4) Which of the following statements are true? Correct the false ones. 1)Everyone has their own office. 2)Liisa Joronen believes cleaners can feel good about their job. 3)At the end of the training course there is an exam. 4)The training course takes 28 months to complete. 5)At SOL giving responsibility to employees is important. 6)SOL thinks measuring performance restricts freedom. 7)Every month Liisa Joronen measures each teams performance. 8)All the information is stored in filing cabinets. _____
Reading- A Successful Organization (4/4) Match these phrases from paragraph 5 of the article to their meanings. 1Keen on accountability 2Fanatical about measuring performance 3Establish performance benchmarks 4Rates the teams performance a) assesses how the group have done b) extremely interested in judging achievements c) interested in people being responsible for what they do d) set up standards of achievements
Language Review (1/5) Noun Combinations 3Phrases with of Director of Communications 4Compound nouns forming one word boardroom We can combine two or more nouns in several ways. 1s possessive Julias desk 2One noun used as an adjective head office Match these examples from the article on page 24 with the categories above. a)Customer satisfaction b)Way of life c)SOLs logo d)Salesperson
Language Review (2/5) Noun Combinations Find noun combinations in the article of page 24. write them under these four headings s possessiveOne noun used as an adjective Phrases with ofCompound nouns forming one word (eg) One of Northern Europes most admired companies (eg) SOL City(eg) Headquarters of one of northern Europes most admired companies (eg) headquarters
Language Review (3/5) Noun Combinations Underline the most suitable noun combination in each group. 1a) the meeting of today b) todays meeting c) today meeting 2a) a letter of credit b) a credits letter c) a letters credit 3a) a business card b) a card of business c) a businesses card 4a) a datas base b) a base of data c) a database
Language Review (4/5) Noun Combinations Nouns used as numerical adjectives are singular. For example, a plan which lasts for 10 years= a ten-year plan. Change the following phrases in the same way. 1A hotel with five stars 2A budget worth 3 million dollars 3A presentation that lasts for 20 minutes 4A contract worth 200,000 pounds 5An industrial empire which is 150 years old
Language Review (5/5) Noun Combinations Match each noun in column 1 to two of the nouns in column 2 to make word partnerships. 1Business 2Management 3Sales 4Labor 5Company 6Trade 7Consumer 8Research 9Information 10Computer 1Business 2Management 3Sales 4Labor 5Company 6Trade 7Consumer 8Research 9Information 10Computer a) Virus a) Style a) Campaign a) Force a) House a) Union a) Goods a) Project a) Technology a) Union b) Cards b) Technology b) Department b) Technology b)Headquarters b) Technology b) Logos b) Findings b) Force b) Program c) Plan c) Policy c) Trade c) Market c) Logo c) Fair c) Awareness c) Knowledge c) Desk c) Virus
Useful Language (1/2) Greetings Hello…. Nice to see you again. Hi…. How are you? Hows everything going? Introducing Yourself Im from…/ Im with…/ I work for… Im in sales/ finance/ marketing. Im in charge of… Im responsible for … Introducing someone else Id like you to meet Miriam. Can I introduce you to Miriam? Robert, have you met Vladimir? Talking about your company The company was founded in… We make/ manufacture/ sell/ distribute… We have subsidiaries/ factories/ branches in… We have a workforce of 2,000. Our main competitors are… Responding Fine, thanks. Not too bad, thanks. Nice/ Pleased to meet you. Its a pleasure.
Useful Language (2/2) Talking about common interests You and Heinz have something in common. You both like/ enjoy/ are interested in… Networking Were very interested in… Do you know anyone who could help us? Could you let me have their contact details? Could I call him and mention your name? Let me give you my business card.