- notion /NOH-shuhn/
- resemble /ri-ZEM-buhl/
- gathering /GATH-er-ing/
- a mountain of something /MOUN-tn-ouhv/
- complexity /kuhm-plek-si-tee /
[noun] – a belief or idea
He had a negative notion of politics.
[verb] – to look like or be like someone or something
The campus resembles an ancient Roman city.
[noun] – a party or a meeting when many people come together as a group
We met many interesting people during the organization’s first gathering.
[idiom] – a large amount of something
I’ve got a mountain of tasks to finish by 8:00 p.m.
[noun] – the state of having many parts and being difficult to understand or find an answer to
This project is full of complexities.
Chesky initially predicted the decline of the open office floor plan. “The open floor plan with these meeting rooms that everyone’s waiting in line to get in and no one can find a meeting room, all of that is I think a thing of the past,” he said. As part of its new workplace approach, the company plans to arrange weekly gatherings for employees every quarter “to make sure there is human connection”. Starting in September, the company will be offering its employees the choice to work from more than 170 countries for up to 90 days annually in each location. “Most companies don’t do this because of the mountain of complexities with taxes, payroll, and time zone availability, but I hope we can open-source a solution so other companies can offer this flexibility as well,” Chesky said in an email to staff.
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