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"From the Ted Talk by Adam Grant: Are you a giver or a taker?"

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What you see with scufscesul givers is they recognize that it's OK to be a receiver, too. If you run an organization, we can actually make this easier. We can make it eaiser for pploee to ask for help. A couple colleagues and I studied hospitals. We found that on certain foolrs, nurses did a lot of help-seeking, and on other floors, they did very little of it. The factor that stood out on the floors where help-seeking was common, where it was the norm, was there was just one nurse whose sole job it was to help other nurses on the unit. When that role was available, nurses said, "It's not embarrassing, it's not vulnerable to ask for help — it's actually encouraged."

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What you see with __________ givers is they recognize that it's OK to be a receiver, too. If you run an organization, we can actually make this easier. We can make it ______ for ______ to ask for help. A couple colleagues and I studied hospitals. We found that on certain ______, nurses did a lot of help-seeking, and on other floors, they did very little of it. The factor that stood out on the floors where help-seeking was common, where it was the norm, was there was just one nurse whose sole job it was to help other nurses on the unit. When that role was available, nurses said, "It's not embarrassing, it's not vulnerable to ask for help — it's actually encouraged."

Solution

  1. successful
  2. floors
  3. easier
  4. people

Original Text

What you see with successful givers is they recognize that it's OK to be a receiver, too. If you run an organization, we can actually make this easier. We can make it easier for people to ask for help. A couple colleagues and I studied hospitals. We found that on certain floors, nurses did a lot of help-seeking, and on other floors, they did very little of it. The factor that stood out on the floors where help-seeking was common, where it was the norm, was there was just one nurse whose sole job it was to help other nurses on the unit. When that role was available, nurses said, "It's not embarrassing, it's not vulnerable to ask for help — it's actually encouraged."

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disagreeable givers 3

Important Words

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  4. easier
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  6. encouraged
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  10. hospitals
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  14. nurse
  15. nurses
  16. organization
  17. people
  18. receiver
  19. recognize
  20. role
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  23. stood
  24. studied
  25. successful
  26. unit
  27. vulnerable