実践ビジネス英語 2019/12/5 L17 (2)Corporate Kindness





実践ビジネス英語 2019/12/5 L17 (2)Corporate Kindness
(2)企業が示す優しさ(2)

Grace says there’s no substitute for human blood, which can only be provided by donors. Salmans says many organizations tend to give financial success top priority, and Ueda remarks how A&A’s managers don’t verbally abuse their staff, or try to avoid responsibility. Lyons says workplaces with a bad atmosphere harm both employees and company.


be guilty in that regard ~に対して気がとがめる、罪悪感を覚える
“Guilty” can mean actually committed a crime. But Lyons is saying that he also perpetrated this bad or less than admirable behavior. Ah, you might say things like, “I’m guilty of being late a lot. Or, I’m guilty of often jumping into conclusions.”
guilty 有罪
I was also guilty in that regard. 後ろめたい、気がとがめる
there is no substitute for …に代わるものはない

take a backseat
二の次になる
backseat  (車などの)後ろの席
take a backseat で「(物事が)二の次になる、重要な問題でなくなる
Salmans says, “Kindness often takes a backseat in the workplace.”
職場において「優しさ」「親切心」がしばしば後回しになる、重要な問題として扱われない、

Salmans says, “Organizations have a tendency to put financial success above everything else.” Or, before everything else. Give it ultimate priority. Make it more important than anything else. Such as, he puts family above everything else. Or, we have to put the new pr

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