Business Result Pre-Intermediate Units 6 and 7
Choose one of the ideas below and say why you think it is a good idea for your company, then respond to your partner(s) reactions.
Move to a more central part of the city
Operate in more countries, e.g. open branches or start subsidiaries in Southeast Asia
Merge with a multinational company
Ask some staff to become freelance
Pass more work on to sub-contractors
Hire an external consultant
Use an employment agency to find staff
Bring in an external training organisation
Use an outside PR (= public relations) company
Hire more sales reps
Do a customer satisfaction survey
Introduce more paid holiday
Introduce flexible hours
Headhunt staff from your competitors
Become more specialised
Produce a new product or provide a new service
Expand or cut the number of employees
Do the same with your own ideas of how the company could be more successful.
Roleplay a whole meeting to decide which one idea is best, starting from when you all enter the room and ending with you all leaving.
What topics are good for small talk at the beginning and end of meetings?
What about when meeting someone at the airport?
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