17/05/20: Blog 2

8 lessons on building a company people enjoy working for

Patty McCord – The Way We Work

 

Most companies operate on a set of policies: mandated vacation days, travel guidelines, standard work hours, annual goals. But what happens when a company looks less to control and more to trust? Patty McCord, the iconic former chief talent officer at Netflix, shares the key insights that led her to toss the handbook out the window.

Please watch the video and answer the questions below.

https://www.ted.com/talks/patty_mccord_8_lessons_on_building_a_company_people_enjoy_working_for?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

  1. To what extent do you agree with the speaker when she says start-up ideas are stupid?
  2. What’s the main role of managers according to the video? Think about your workplace. What does the manager from your job should work more on?
  3. Which ideas do you disagree with? Explain.

 

Taken from https://www.ted.com/talks/patty_mccord_8_lessons_on_building_a_company_people_enjoy_working_for#t-87234

12/05/20: Blog 1

How to make work-life balance work

Nigel Marsh – TEDxSydney

 

Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen.

Please watch the video and answer the questions below.

https://www.ted.com/talks/nigel_marsh_how_to_make_work_life_balance_work?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

  1. How important is it to find balance between work and life?
  2. Think about yourself. How easy or difficult is it to deal with work and family?
  3. Which ideas did you like the most? Why?

Taken from https://www.ted.com/talks/nigel_marsh_how_to_make_work_life_balance_work?referrer=playlist-shawn_achor_work_happier#t-582090

30/10/13: Welcome!

Welcome to the blog that has been specifically designed for Comprensión Lectora en Inglés – Course CLECV Plus 1 – administered by Idiomas Católica.

This blog aims at providing opportunities for participants to exchange information related to the course. Although our reading course is not meant to develop oral or written communication skills, we have noticed that many of you can and wish to “have your say” in English about issues that we look at in the course. Your participation in this blog can award you up to 5 points in the assessment area labelled Tareas de Evaluación Continua.

Ready to begin? It is easy. The questions on the next message are waiting to be answered! You may want to participate twice. The first time, just write your answers to the questions. The second time, you are supposed to reply somebody else’s answer.

Enjoy the experience!

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