This is the second series of general Business English vocabulary. The words in this post generally reflect decision making activities. Decision making processes involve considerations, consultation, and actions, and general Business English words enable speakers to communicate various aspects of the process. They can be used to talk about everyday aspects of the business related to the management level. Expressing management intentions and activities informs others of the system’s goals and values.

 

Advise
Authorize
Consider
Encourage
Inform
Manage
Organize
Plan
Promise
Remind

Advise

Example: Companies are advised to seek legal opinion when preparing contracts.

 

Authorize

Example: The board authorizes independent sales and expense decision making by top managers up to a certain amount.

 

Consider

Example: Lotus is considering business possibilities in South Africa.

 

Encourage

Example: Encouraging employees to come up with genuine ideas is rewarding to the business.

 

Inform

Example: Lotus has informed its shareholders about the date of the annual board meeting.

 

Manage

Example: Lawrence trusts John’s decisions when it comes to managing certain business expenses.

 

Organize

Example: Lotus has been organizing monthly meetings to better attend to employee needs.

 

Plan

Example: Lawrence recently shared his plan of investing in a manufacturing project with Jack.

 

Promise

Example: Jack promised to review the documents and tell Lawrence if he was interested.

 

Remind

Example: John reminded Lawrence that he had to convince the board first, if they decide to invest in the project.

 

 

Conclusion

    The general Business English vocabulary provided above can be used to talk about typical business activities regardless of their nature. Every organization requires a management body to make decisions based on their knowledge and skills as well as the existing information, and these words allow managers and employees to express them.

 

 

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