Listen to two people talking about a colleague to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

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Upper intermediate: B2

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Dear Team,
I'd like to refer to Task1/third line:The correct answer is ''False'', because,in fact, Susanne was the original creator of the cars ideas, according to the transcript, or am I wrong?

Hello nikoslado

Yes, you are right -- sorry for any confusion. I've fixed the exercise so that number 3 in Task 1 is false. Thanks for pointing this out to us!

Best wishes

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

There are several factors by which a boss's function may be assumed as productive or destructive. If they delegated tasks to the staff, it would make them motivated and initiative. That means managers should grant them as enough freedom so that they can find the best way to achieve the goal. Although the main framework has been already defined therefor the team members are supposed to consider it as a whole. It doesn't mean that the boss wouldn't intervene in any stage of the process until the project advanced. The members are obligated to report the progress while they get to predefined milestones.

Hello everyone
some factors which really make a boss good or bad , depends on his attitude and insight and the way of his management , how he communicates with personnel, how he could prepare them to motivate each other and how he could make them be eager to enjoy working at work place and in which way he creates a nice feeling of cooperation within them , to get them involved offering the innovative and creative ideas and advises in order to improve and upgrade the company. he/she should instantly offer the best ways to solve the problems and worries in order to make the work place quite safe.
Best wishes

I think what really makes a boss good is that he really dedicates enough time to the job and doesn't try to solve any problem with the easiest way. He should also care about his subordinates problems and their ideas.