実践ビジネス英語 2020/7/30 L7 (2)Four-Day Workweek (2)週4日勤務制





実践ビジネス英語 2020/7/30 L7 (2)Four-Day Workweek (2)週4日勤務制
Lyons says over half of U.S. companies now provide some kind of Summer Fridays. McMillan describes the benefits of such a policy, including improve mental health, less illness, and more motivated team of workers.
Grace reveals the limited experiments that will be implemented soon, and says studies have shown that the system in the experiments can improve a company’s bottom line. Lyons adds that it also benefits employees.
Q1). サマー・フライデー制度の趣旨は、どのような時間を従業員がもっと持てるようにすることですか。
The basic idea is to give employees more time to recover from work-related stress.
Q2). 今年 A&A は、何を限定的に試験導入する予定ですか。
You know, A&A may have a four-day workweek all the time before too long. We’re going to launch a limited experiment with that this year.
perk (=perquisite) (給与以外の)特典、手当、特権 = office perks
This comes from the word, perquisite, but is used far more often, or almost never heard the word, perquisite used. It means special benefits, privileges that come with a job, a membership that sort of things. I used to work at a nice ice cream in high school, all right. And one of the perks was free ice cream. Or one of the perks of working here is the company exercise room.
grow in popularity 人気が高まる
slightly formal ways of saying become more popular. This laptop has rapidly grown in popularity. Likewise you could say, “The dog rapidly grew in size from a small puppy to a big adult. Or he grew in status at the company.
recover from -, 〜から回復する

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