BEP 154 – 管理英语: 激励团队 (2)

管理英语 - 激励团队 2

这是两部分中的第二部分 商务英语播客 系列上 激励您的团队.

您可以使用许多策略来激励人们. 一种方法是奖励他们. 这种奖励可能是情感上的, 例如对工作出色的表彰或表扬. 要么, 可以更具体, 像是现金红利或奖品.

在本课中, 我们将通过奖励来考察动力. 我们将讨论如何感谢您的团队的努力并给予表扬. 我们还将研究如何引入挑战, 友好竞争, 和激励措施. 最后, 我们将讨论完成会议的一些方法,以使您的团队为未来的工作充满活力.

上次, 我们听了乔, 度假村销售部经理, 经过一轮裁员激励他的团队. 今天, 一个月后,我们将回到乔的团队. 自从第一次会面以来,他们取得了良好的进步,乔希望保持员工的积极性,以便他们继续取得成功.

听力问题

1. 团队为什么对尼克感到满意?
2. 销售竞赛的一等奖是什么?
3. 黛博拉对挑战有何看法?

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BEP 153 – 管理英语: 激励团队 (1)

管理英语 - 激励团队 1

这是两部分中的第一部分 商务英语 关于激励您的团队的Pod系列.

激励是业务中的重要力量. 成就的大部分源于团队的动力. 当员工对项目充满活力时, 他们更有可能贡献思想并为成功而努力. 但是如果他们没有动力, 他们的承诺 – 和成功的机会 – 减少.

有时, 动力很难实现. 经济不景气或裁员等情况可能会破坏员工士气, 或乐观. 员工可能会感到失败, 不确定他们的未来, 对未来的工作一点都不兴奋.

在本课中, 我们将研究一些激励您的团队的方法. 我们将讨论如何识别可能阻碍团队前进的障碍. 我们将介绍传达热情并让人们感到受重视的方法. 我们将讨论团队成员如何为 讨论和头脑风暴.

今天我们要听乔, 度假村的经理, 尝试激励他的销售团队. 该部门已大幅缩编,士气低落. 仍然, 他们有重要的工作要做.

听力问题:

1. 为什么乔说团队现在看起来不一样?
2. 卡尔建议什么主意?
3. 尼克的想法是什么?

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BEP 150 – 在多元文化团队中工作 (部分 2)

This is the the second of a two-part Business English Pod series on working in multicultural teams.

这些日子, working with people from different cultures is quite common. You might be meeting with colleagues in another country or on another continent. Business practices vary all over the world. Some cultures are more formal than others. Some have distinct customs regarding greetings, gender roles, and food. So it’s helpful to know as much as possible about other business cultures before you meet your team.

But even if you’ve done your research carefully, problems can still arise, especially in face-to-face meetings. There can be miscommunications, points that need clarification, and different ideas of what’s acceptable in a business environment.

今天, we’ll look at issues like slang and idioms, concepts of time, forms of address, and misunderstandings due to culture. We’ll also discuss opening interactions and explaining different business customs.

在最后一集中, we met Cao Ming a U.S.-based manager at a multinational company. Originally from China, Ming has worked in New York for many years and is now headed to Brazil where he’ll lead a research team. He did some background reading and discussed Brazilian culture with a colleague before he left. 现在, he’s heading his first meeting with his new Brazilian team.

听力问题

1. What are two idioms Ming needs to explain?
2. What suggestion does Carla make at the beginning of the meeting?
3. Why does Felipe mispronounce Ming’s name?

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BEP 149 – 在多元文化团队中工作 (部分 1)

This is the first in a two-part Business English Pod series on working in multicultural teams.

在现今世界里, it’s common to work with people from different cultures. And since effective business depends on clear communication, it’s important to consider different aspects of culture. Your colleagues may do business differently than you do. 所以, knowing more about intercultural communication can help your work go more smoothly and avoid any misunderstandings.

在这一集, we’ll go over some points to consider for working in a multicultural team. We’ll look at general business culture, specific business customs, levels of formality, and local cultural awareness. And since food is often served in business settings, we’ll talk about that, too.

We’ll be listening to, a manager at a biotechnology company based in the United States. Although Ming is originally from China, he has worked for many years at the head office in New York and is now heading to Brazil to manage a team of international researchers. 在这一集, Ming is preparing for his trip by talking to a colleague, Tanya, who lived and worked in Brazil for 3 年.

听力问题:

1. What has Ming heard about Curitiba?
2. What does Tanya say about relationships in Brazil?
3. What honorary title does Ming ask about?

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BEP 95 – 沟通: Resolving Conflict (2)

This is the second in a two-part Business English Podcast lesson on resolving conflict, in which we’ve been focusing on solving everyday disagreements in the office. Ben, a new training specialist at a manufacturing company, feels that he is doing an unfair share (that is, too much) of the work in his department. Gerry, Ben’s manager, talks with him to solve the problem.

In the first episode, we studied how Gerry opened the discussion in an informal, non-threatening way, and we looked at how he listened actively to Ben to win his trust.

在这一集, we’ll pay attention to how Gerry and Ben work together to come up with a solution. 尤其, we’ll focus on how they state common goals, raise concerns, and agree action.

Where we left off last time, Gerry had just asked a question to resolve the conflict: Gerry wants to know what Ben would suggest doing to fix the situation.

听力问题

1) What solution does Ben propose?
2) In which area does Ben feel he could make a real contribution?
3) What action do Ben and Gerry agree on?

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