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THE ORGANISATIONAL CHART GAME

Insights into Business

Play and learn
about roles
in company
structures.

Below, you will read and listen to six people talking about their work. Read carefully and decide which of the six departments listed they are working for. Then you can CHECK HERE your answers.

MARKETING  -  FINANCE  -  PERSONNEL (or HUMAN RESOURCES)
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT  -  PUBLIC RELATIONS  -
  PRODUCTION

Click on PLAY to listen / Pulsa en REPRODUCIR para escuchar

1.
 

"Every six months we produce a report showing how the company is doing. This past week, we’ve been busy with our accountants preparing the results that will be included in our next report."

 

2.
 

"I’m a member of a team of engineers and we’ve just finalized the design of our new portable computer. This model will be more powerful and more adaptable than our previous one. We’re constantly looking for new ideas and experimenting with new products."

 

3.
 

"Before selling our latest product, our department must decide in which regions it will be the most successful and what types of consumer we want to reach."

 

4.
 

"Communication is a key aspect of my department's work. We answer enquiries made by our customers and are also in contact with the press to inform them of new products and changes within the company."

 

5.
 

"We’ve been having problems with the quality of certain electronic parts made in our factories. So several members of the department have got together to talk about ways of improving some of our manufacturing techniques."

 

6.
 

"Our company is going through a difficult period and we have had to reduce the number of employees in several departments and to review salaries throughout the organization."

 

Source: Lannon, Tullis, Trappe (Longman)

GLOSSARY

departments: areas, sections (secciones)
produce: create, bring out (generamos, publicamos)
accountants: controllers who maintain and audit business accounts (contadores)
team: group of people working together (equipo)
powerful: having great potency (potente)
our previous one: our previous model (nuestro modelo anterior)
looking for: searching, investigating (investigando)
the most successful: the better booming areas (las más exitosas)

key aspect: essential factor (factor clave o esencial)
enquiries: questions (consultas)
the press: the papers and magazines (la prensa, los medios gráficos)
within: inside (dentro de)
have got together to: have had a meeting in order to (se han reunido para)
ways of improving: alternatives to make better (formas de mejorar)
going through: experimenting (atravesando, pasando por)
throughout: all over (en toda)

 

 

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