実践ビジネス英語 2020/3/19 (2)Book Clubs at Work





実践ビジネス英語 2020/3/19 (2)Book Clubs at Work
Book Clubs at Work (2)
Collins says she convinced management to support her project by telling them that book clubs help employees share information and foster team spirit. Grace supports that A&A employees reacted positively to the idea of a book club and the first will be launched among the marketing and communication staff. Collins says she is aware of how much they like to read.

どのような目的のために、従業員にアンケートが送られましたか。
So we started the process by sending out a questionnaire to gauge how interested employees are in reading books on their own time and then meeting to discuss them.
自分たちは何としてふさわしい、とニッセンは言っていますか。
I think you’ve picked the right people as your guinea pigs.
get on board with …に参画する、…に加わる
Support something, back it. Like we get on the same vessel with other supporters, other backers. And we also say, “get someone on board with”, meaning convince someone to support something, get them to support it. For example, the president finally got everyone on board with the restructuring plan. So he convinced them all to support it and accept it. Or, to use a slight variation, you know, I’m not on board yet with these design changes. I’m not sure they’re good idea.
on board = be on board the ship 乗船している 乗り物に乗っている」参加する組織を船のような大勢の人が乗る乗り物に見立てた表現

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