Unit 4 Work and Motivation Teaching objective In this unit Ss will learn the basic ideas of how the staff are motivated in their jobs and different opinions on the methods for motivations. Time required: This unit is to be accomplished in 4 periods
Warm-up discussion: What can make you work harder in a company? If you are the personnel manager of a company, what will you do to encourage your staff ?
1.Work and responsibility 1a. Vocabulary study Choose the right word for the definitions Motivate-To provide with an incentive; move to action; impel.激励 She is excellent at motivating her staff. .highly motivated staff. Motivation n. The sales staff lack ~. the strong ~ provided by the premium system Provoke-To stir to action or feeling. provoke sb. to anger provoke sb.'s interest Labor relations Salary- Fixed compensation for services, paid to a person on a regular basis.薪水
Wage--Payment for labor or services to a worker, especially remuneration on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis or by the piece.工资 Bureaucracy--Management or administration marked by diffusion of authority among numerous offices and adherence to inflexible rules of operation:官僚 Talent--A marked innate ability, as for artistic accomplishment.天分 Talented—of talent
1b.Discussion Study the statements on p.29 and have a discussion. Do you think they are probably true or not? Psychological--Of, relating to, or arising from the mind or emotions.心理的 well-being--The state of being healthy, happy, or prosperous; welfare. Ingenious--Marked by inventive skill and imagination.灵巧的 Security--Freedom from risk or danger; safety.安全 accept/avoid responsibility potential--The inherent ability or capacity for growth, development, or coming into being.潜力
1c.Reading and summarizing Approach--The method used in dealing with or accomplishing:方法： a logical approach to the problem. Psychology--The emotional and behavioral characteristics of an individual, a group, or an activity:心理 the psychology of war. Outline two opposing theories Assume--To take for granted; suppose: assumed that prices would rise.
Be incapable of --Unable to perform adequately; incompetent:不胜任；无能的： an incapable administrator. incapable of driving cars Take responsibility for Vulnerable--Susceptible to physical injury.易伤的 Self-discipline—regulating 自我约束
1e. Discussion Adequate――Sufficient to satisfy a requirement or meet a need.足够的/Barely satisfactory or sufficient:不很令人满意的或勉强够的： The supply is not adequate to the demand.供不应求。 I hope you will prove adequate to the job. Paid holidays Sick pay Pension-A sum of money paid regularly as a retirement benefit or by way of patronage.退休金
1g.Reading and summarizing Recognition――Attention or favorable notice:认可 She received recognition for her many achievements. Robotics－The science or study of the technology associated with the design, fabrication, theory, and application of robots.机器人技术 Mechanical jobs―Performed or performing in an impersonal or machinelike manner; automatic:机械的，呆板的 The checkout till—钱柜；收款机 The ～ calculates how much change should be given automatically Put the money into/take money out of the ~
Identify――To ascertain the origin, nature, or definitive characteristics of.确认 ~ the payee of a cheque The buyer purchases from the seller all products identified as follows: User-friendly—easy for operation Ecological－adj.生态学的, 社会生态学的 Ultimately--At last; in the end; eventually
2. Motivating staff 2a.listening Listen to the first part of the interview and answer the questions on P.32 .a decent salary—fairly good .is appreciated by their line manager .a variety of tasks .become highly specialized .from an operational point of view .reduce flexibility
2b. Listening and discussion .come off the sales floor .buy at very reduced rates--prices .a roll and a cheese .in a hygienic environment--clean .play pool .staff discounts Christmas bonus .fantastic