- Last month I became a manager. I’m a well-organized and responsible person, so I know I can be a good manager. However, there is a problem with my team. There are 10 people, some of them have been in the company for quite a long time. They like each other and get along really well. Then, there is a group of new employees who’ve joined us recently. They are young and have no experience. These two groups can’t communicate well. They don’t talk to each other and have problems with cooperation. I’m afraid we won’t finish the project on time.
- First, I’m going to talk to the HR department. We can organize a team-building workshop. I’m also going to delegate some tasks to mini-teams, for example, the experienced and new employees. I'm also going to invite everybody for an evening out. We’re going to socialize and get to know each other better. Hopefully, this will help!
team-building [adjective]: relating to the process of training and encouraging a group of people to work together effectively
delegate [verb]: to give tasks or responsibilities to another person, usually of a lower position
workshop [noun]: a meeting in which a group of people discuss and learn how to do something or perform an activity
department [noun]: a division or part of a business, school, or government
socialize [verb]: to spend time with other people usually for pleasure
HR [noun]: human resources; the department in a company responsible for dealing with employees
résumé [noun]: a written statement of your qualifications and work experience
restructuring [noun]: the act of reorganizing a company or business to make it operate better and more effectively
office supplies [noun]: the materials such as printing paper and pencils that are needed in offices
dress code [noun]: a set of rules describing what clothes to wear at a school, office, restaurant, etc.
deadline [noun]: a time by which something must be done or finished
promotion [noun]: when someone is moved to a more important rank or position