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"From the Ted Talk by Jason Fried: Why work doesn't happen at work"

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So mngeeits and managers are two major perbolms in businesses today, especially at offices. These things don't exist outside of the office. So I have some suggestions to rdeemy the situation. What can managers do — enlightened managers, hopefully — what can they do to make the ofcife a better place for people to work, so it's not the last resort, but it's the first resort, so that people start to say, "When I really want to get stuff done, I go to the office." Because the offices are well-equipped; everything is there for them to do the work. But they don't want to go there right now, so how do we change that? I have three snoegsguits to share with you. I have about three minutes, so that'll fit perfectly.

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So ________ and managers are two major ________ in businesses today, especially at offices. These things don't exist outside of the office. So I have some suggestions to ______ the situation. What can managers do — enlightened managers, hopefully — what can they do to make the ______ a better place for people to work, so it's not the last resort, but it's the first resort, so that people start to say, "When I really want to get stuff done, I go to the office." Because the offices are well-equipped; everything is there for them to do the work. But they don't want to go there right now, so how do we change that? I have three ___________ to share with you. I have about three minutes, so that'll fit perfectly.

Solution

  1. office
  2. problems
  3. remedy
  4. suggestions
  5. meetings

Original Text

So meetings and managers are two major problems in businesses today, especially at offices. These things don't exist outside of the office. So I have some suggestions to remedy the situation. What can managers do — enlightened managers, hopefully — what can they do to make the office a better place for people to work, so it's not the last resort, but it's the first resort, so that people start to say, "When I really want to get stuff done, I go to the office." Because the offices are well-equipped; everything is there for them to do the work. But they don't want to go there right now, so how do we change that? I have three suggestions to share with you. I have about three minutes, so that'll fit perfectly.

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great work 3
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long stretches 3
real problems 3

Important Words

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  2. change
  3. enlightened
  4. exist
  5. fit
  6. major
  7. managers
  8. meetings
  9. minutes
  10. office
  11. offices
  12. people
  13. perfectly
  14. place
  15. problems
  16. remedy
  17. resort
  18. share
  19. situation
  20. start
  21. stuff
  22. suggestions
  23. today
  24. work