Listen to an extract of an interview with a professor of Business Studies about the subject of motivation.

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Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


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yes you are absolutely correct

Extremely for us

He i am really delighted to listen this motivation speech , being  a manager in Abbott Lab Pak Ltd , i always listen my juniors, motivate then morally, guide them individually and make right decision to have them remained busy in selling medical products. Definitely i managers role is to sell the benefits of the company to the juniors so that they can do  well for company as well as for themselves. 

Hello everybody
Can you tell me what is opposite of "job enrichment"?
Thanh you

Hello thangdinh,

'Job enrichment' does not really have an opposite as it is a phrase invented to describe a phenomenon that is being proposed and so is not widely known or acknowledged. If we wanted to create an opposite then the best term would probably be 'job impoverishment' as 'impoverishment' is a good antonym for 'enrichment'. This would be an invented term, however, so if we wanted to use it in communication then we would need to explain what we mean by it, of course.

You can find more information on the concept of 'job enrichment' here:

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The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Peter
Thank you for your feedback.
Now I understand the mean of 'job enrichment'. Last time I miss-understand

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