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"From the Ted Talk by Nadjia Yousif: Why you should treat the tech you use at work like a colleague"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

The last thing that I'll look for is any technology that seems to be on the org chart without a real home. Sometimes they're floating around without an oewnr. Sometimes they're reporting to so many different areas that you can't tell who's actually using it. Now, at Bovingdons, nobody appeared to be looking after the marketing software. It was like someone had hired it and then didn't give it a desk or any ictrtuinnsos on what to do. So clearly, it needed a job description, maybe someone to mgnaae it. But in other cmipnoeas, you might find that a technology has been sidelined for a reason, like it's time for it to levae or be rreietd. Now, retiring applications is something that all companies do. But maybe taking the mindset that those applications are actually coworkers could help them to decide when and how to retire those applications in the way that would be least destructive to the rest of the team.

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The last thing that I'll look for is any technology that seems to be on the org chart without a real home. Sometimes they're floating around without an _____. Sometimes they're reporting to so many different areas that you can't tell who's actually using it. Now, at Bovingdons, nobody appeared to be looking after the marketing software. It was like someone had hired it and then didn't give it a desk or any ____________ on what to do. So clearly, it needed a job description, maybe someone to ______ it. But in other _________, you might find that a technology has been sidelined for a reason, like it's time for it to _____ or be _______. Now, retiring applications is something that all companies do. But maybe taking the mindset that those applications are actually coworkers could help them to decide when and how to retire those applications in the way that would be least destructive to the rest of the team.

Solution

  1. retired
  2. manage
  3. companies
  4. leave
  5. owner
  6. instructions

Original Text

The last thing that I'll look for is any technology that seems to be on the org chart without a real home. Sometimes they're floating around without an owner. Sometimes they're reporting to so many different areas that you can't tell who's actually using it. Now, at Bovingdons, nobody appeared to be looking after the marketing software. It was like someone had hired it and then didn't give it a desk or any instructions on what to do. So clearly, it needed a job description, maybe someone to manage it. But in other companies, you might find that a technology has been sidelined for a reason, like it's time for it to leave or be retired. Now, retiring applications is something that all companies do. But maybe taking the mindset that those applications are actually coworkers could help them to decide when and how to retire those applications in the way that would be least destructive to the rest of the team.

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Important Words

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  4. bovingdons
  5. chart
  6. companies
  7. coworkers
  8. decide
  9. description
  10. desk
  11. destructive
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  17. instructions
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  19. leave
  20. manage
  21. marketing
  22. mindset
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  25. owner
  26. real
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  29. rest
  30. retire
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  33. sidelined
  34. software
  35. team
  36. technology
  37. time