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Living and working abroad would be really easy if everyone spoke the same way and behaved in the same way. But, as soon as you leave your own culture it quickly becomes clear that things are not the same. There are small and large differences between cultures. And how well you are able to deal with these differences will affect how good your experience will be working overseas.
Work-life balance refers to the balance between a person's career and his or her personal life. Many people work longer hours and have fewer holidays and days off, in part because of globalization, outsourcing, and a loss of job security. As a result, employees have less time for personal interests, friends and family. Such an imbalance can lead to reduced productivity, depression and high levels of stress. Although the employee makes the choice to work longer hours, the corporate culture is also responsible. Companies should educate their workers on the importance of a healthy work-life balance.
This is the preparation material for a Business English topic about doing business online. Getting a business online can provide new opportunities and benefits. There are many different ways to do business online. Depending on the products and customers, some may plan to run their entire business online. Others may decide to provide just some services online. Customers will expect you to have a website where they can find information about the business, such as contact details and what products or services are offered.
This is the preparation material for a Business English topic about Ambition. Ambition is a desire for personal or professional achievement, usually requiring determination and hard work to achieve success. For some people, ambition gives them a purpose or a goal to strive for. Many people think that a life without ambition is an empty life, while others think that inner happiness can be found without an ambition to achieve a high level career or a high paying job. Ambition is not just a desire to achieve, but it also involves the action or method of getting to that desire.
This is the preparation material for a Business English conversation topic about communication. Good communication skills are essential to the success of any organisation or company. The internal culture and the external image of an organisation determine what is communicated, by whom, and at what level in the organisation. Good business communication practices help the organisation to achieve its objectives. If organisations are to survive in the rapidly changing world of technology and globalisation, they must continually change the way communication processes are delivered. For example, nowadays businesses use teleconferencing, video conferences and even social networking as part of their day-to-day communications.
This is the preparation material for a Business English Conversation topic about Innovation. Innovation is the development and implementation of ideas that lead to more value for whatever business you are in. This is accomplished through more effective products, processes, services, or technologies. Innovation is different from invention in that innovation refers to the use of a better idea or method, whereas invention refers more directly to the creation of the idea or method itself.
This is the preparation material for a Business English conversation topic about Sustainable Business. Sustainable business (or green business) is doing business in a way that has no negative impact on the local or global environment, community or society. In general, a business is sustainable if it considers sustainability when making business decisions, supplies environmentally friendly products or services and has made a commitment to environmental principles in its business operations. Nowadays, more and more companies are trying to conduct their business in a sustainable way. read more
This is the preparation material for a Business English conversation topic about Ethics. Businesses can choose to work in a way that profits only the owners or in ways that benefit the community. Working ethically means acting in ways that are both fair and honest. A big business has a lot of power, which it can either use responsibly or not. Ethics is about doing the right thing and considering the implications of every decision and the effect it might have on the community, the environment and individuals. read more