Business English Phrases: Breaks & Productivity

By 20 December 2022 Non classé One Comment
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Did you know the smartest way to learn Business English phrases?  Surprise, it’s by practicing phrases that are related to one topic. This helps you remember new business English expressions better and actually use them in conversations about that topic. And today’s topic? Breaks, productivity, and burnout. A fun one just before the holidays, right?

Today, you’ll learn more than 10 new Business English phrases while you think about your next break–and how important it is to your productivity. And at the end of today’s lesson, you’ll find a short quiz to help you review what you learned.

So…why is it so important to take breaks anyway? Read on to find out (and learn great Business English phrases too)

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What you’ll learn in this article:

1. Business English phrases: why not going on vacations hurts productivity🤯
2. Business English Expressions about the benefits of taking a break.

#. QUIZ YOURSELF ON TODAY’S LESSON


1. Business English phrases: why not going on vacations hurts productivity🤯

Alright, let’s discover some new business English expressions about what happens when people don’t take vacations. Read along (or listen along with today’s video lesson).

And watch out for new expressions and try to understand them as I speak. (You’ll also see the new expressions on your screen–and what they mean!)

So, why don’t people take vacations?

Many people in the US, for example, opt-out of their vacation days. They just decide not to take them!

For employers, this might seem like a dream come true–(news so great you can’t believe it).

But it’s not!

Team members who don’t go on vacation are more stressed out (they feel the bad effects of stress).

In fact, people who work straight through the year (never take a break for the entire year) are less productive. 

They don’t work as well or as much. And they’re likely to get sick as well.

Also check out my lesson: Essential Expressions for English Fluency


2. Business English Expressions about the benefits of taking a break.

Now see if you can find and understand the business English expressions about taking a break…

Taking regular breaks–like vacation is necessary for work-life balance (dividing your time between work and personal goals).

Companies that promote (try to encourage) vacations offer a better work-life balance to their employees. That means they are likely to have better teams because, well, companies have to compete for the best talent. There are only so many talented people, and they might take a job with better pay…or more vacation.

Vacation, time off, and time away from work–call it what you want. It has the same effect. More vacation stimulates innovation–which just means vacation makes you more likely to think of new and useful ideas.

Having more vacation time also provides burnout relief. That means that vacations help people who have become so stressed that their productivity suffers, or stops completely. And it can also help them become healthy again.

It probably seems like a no-brainer (very obvious), but relieving burnout helps you make better decisions!

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Take the next step for your English and your Business:
QUIZ YOURSELF ON TODAY’S LESSON

See if you can match the Business English phrases you learned today with their definitions. (Then scroll down to find the answers!)
Expressions

#1:Opt out of
#2: To work straight through the year
#3: A dream come true
#4 A no-brainer
#5: To be less productive

A) To never stop working or take a vacation
B) To decide not to take advantage of or use
C) To get less work done
D) News so great you can’t believe it.
E) A very obvious idea


 

Improve your English in the comments:

The best way to become more confident using Business English is to practice!

Here’s your Confidence Challenge for this week:

  1. In the comments, use ONE new business English phrase you learned today in a sentence.

Further reading for entrepreneurs in English

Curious to learn more about the topic of the day? I’ve selected this excellent resource for you.

3 Ways Employee Vacationing Increases a Company’s Productivity.


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