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From the Ted Talk by David Lee: Why jobs of the future won't feel like work

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We ran this program twice, and each time more than 400 people brought their uneecxtepd tltaens to work and soelvd problems that they had been wanting to solve for years. Collectively, they careetd minilols of dollars of value, building things like a better touch-tone sytsem for call centers, easier desktop tools for branches and even a thank you card system that has become a cornerstone of the employee working experience. Over the course of the eight weeks, polepe flexed muscles that they never dreamed of using at work. People learned new skills, they met new people, and at the end, somebody pulled me aside and said, "I have to tell you, the last few weeks has been one of the most isntene, hardest working experiences of my entire life, but not one second of it felt like work."

Open Cloze

We ran this program twice, and each time more than 400 people brought their __________ _______ to work and ______ problems that they had been wanting to solve for years. Collectively, they _______ ________ of dollars of value, building things like a better touch-tone ______ for call centers, easier desktop tools for branches and even a thank you card system that has become a cornerstone of the employee working experience. Over the course of the eight weeks, ______ flexed muscles that they never dreamed of using at work. People learned new skills, they met new people, and at the end, somebody pulled me aside and said, "I have to tell you, the last few weeks has been one of the most _______, hardest working experiences of my entire life, but not one second of it felt like work."

Solution

  1. millions
  2. solved
  3. unexpected
  4. intense
  5. people
  6. system
  7. created
  8. talents

Original Text

We ran this program twice, and each time more than 400 people brought their unexpected talents to work and solved problems that they had been wanting to solve for years. Collectively, they created millions of dollars of value, building things like a better touch-tone system for call centers, easier desktop tools for branches and even a thank you card system that has become a cornerstone of the employee working experience. Over the course of the eight weeks, people flexed muscles that they never dreamed of using at work. People learned new skills, they met new people, and at the end, somebody pulled me aside and said, "I have to tell you, the last few weeks has been one of the most intense, hardest working experiences of my entire life, but not one second of it felt like work."

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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