Sunday, August 3, 2014

How does the CEO or Project Manager go on Vacation? Business English lesson

Since this is August, the traditional time for vacations this is a very interesting topic. 

When you are the CEO,  vacation, time away from the job is a must.  You need to take a break and recharge your batteries!  Can you really turn off your phone and ignore e-mails?   Read this article to get another prospective.


http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20140718-holiday-interrupted

Key Terms
Ponder
pending projects
jetting off
inclined
judgement call
rejuvenation
sacrosanct
escalated
empower
engaging
allotted vacation
accrued vacation 


Questions

What are the different views of European offices and US office?
How does the author suggest to prepare for a vacation?
What does Stella Mandehou prepare for her vacation?  How do you prepare for your vacation? 
What novel idea does Robert Hosking suggest?  Would you do the same thing? 
What responsibilites does  Anne Frisch give to her employees when she goes on vacation? 
What does Jim Link say about leaving the employees in charge of the office? 
What is the difference between going away for a week and going away for a month according to Martha Eskew?
Do you take your vacation every year? When was the last time you went on an "unplugged"  vacation? 
 How do you organize your employees or team members while you are on vacation?  
 What does your office look like when you come back?  

How do you feel when you come back from vacation?


Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach, Professional English Teacher 

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