- influential /in-floo-EN-shuhl/
- authorize /AW-thuh-rahyz/
- reconsider /ree-kuhn-SID-er/
- radical /RAD-i-kuhl/
- will /wil/
[adjective] – having a lot of influence on someone or something
She wanted to work for a bigger and more influential firm since she graduated high school.
[verb] – to give official permission for something to happen, or to give someone official permission to do something
Who authorized the distribution of the goods?
[verb] – to think again about a decision or opinion and decide if you want to change it
He talked to her to reconsider her decision but she would not.
[adjective] – believing or expressing the belief that there should be great or extreme social or political change
He was known as a radical government employee.
[noun] – an official statement of what a person has decided should be done with his or her money and property after death
She left me a lot of money in her will.
Unilever is not the first company to adopt the method in New Zealand. In 2018, Perpetual Guardian, which serves clients to manage their wills and properties, also attempted a two-month trial of the idea. The company declared that it was so successful, it later thought of making it permanent. Nick Bangs, managing director of Unilever New Zealand, stated that his team was encouraged by the conclusions from that research, and had begun to consider the traditional ways of working are outdated.
True or False:
- Unilever (UL) has started to implement the four-day workweek movement
- The supplier of the three big brands stated it would consider shorter working hours for all its workers in New Zealand.
- Unilever is not the first company to adopt the method in New Zealand.
- Perpetual Guardian also adopted this kind of method in New Zealand.
- The consumer giant has 31 staff members in the country.
Situation: You are one of the shareholders of a giant company.
Question: How would you persuade the other shareholders to implement the four-day workweek movement?
Express Your Opinion:
- “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change” — Albert Einstein
- “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” — Winston Churchill
- “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” — Leo Tolstoy