- trial /TRAHY-uhl/
- brewery /BROO-uh-ree/
- evaluate /ih-VAL-yoo-eyt/
- insurmountable /in-ser-MOUN-tuh-buhl/
- constant /KON-stuhnt/
[noun] – a test, usually over a limited period of time, to discover how effective or suitable something or someone is
This clinical trial’s objective was to examine the new vaccine’s effectiveness and safety.
[noun] – a company that makes beer or a place where beer is made
The beer is prepared for the last process in the brewery before leaving for the cellar of the bar.
[verb] – to judge or calculate the quality, importance, amount, or value of something
Parents must now participate in committees that organize and evaluate school programs in accordance with the law.
[adjective] – (especially of a problem or a difficulty) so great that it cannot be dealt with successfully
A nearly insurmountable barrier separated me from my peers due to our sheer distance.
[adjective] – staying the same, or not getting less or more
A constant temperature of 40 degrees Celsius is maintained inside the greenhouse.
Employers will need to experience productivity increases for a four-day workweek with full compensation to be successful across the economy. To earn enough money to cover a full week’s salary, employees will need to produce the services and goods they were producing in five days in four days. For the UK economy, that level of productivity growth has proven to be an insurmountable problem. In recent years, it has lagged behind many other wealthy countries in the quantity of value produced per worker, and several theories as to why and how this may be changed have been put forth. While the majority of the participating organizations expressed satisfaction with productivity and performance results, only 23 of them submitted financial data about revenues, and those figures showed that revenues had mostly remained constant over the course of the trial’s six-month duration.
- How many days do you work in a week? What do you think of your workdays?
- When is your rest day? What do you usually do on your day off?
- Would you want to work fewer days but more hours in a day? Why or why not?
- Is working fewer days bad for productivity?
- In your opinion, why did the companies choose to have a four-day workweek?
- lag behind