Chapter 1: Workplace Environment

6 Chapter Vocabulary List

Word Form Meaning
accountable adjective required to be responsible for something
adapt verb to change or adjust to a different situation
appropriate adjective right or suited for some purpose or situation
attitude noun a feeling or way of thinking that affects a person’s behaviour
button noun a small part of a machine that you push to make the machine work
carpool noun to regularly share a car with a group of people when they are going to and from their jobs
conform verb to obey or agree with something
core adjective the most important or basic part of something
demonstrate verb to show (a quality or feeling) clearly to other people
diversity noun the state of having people who are of different races or who have different cultures in a group or organization
earn a raise expression get an increase in salary
emergency contacts noun information, such as a telephone number, that is used to reach someone when an unexpected or dangerous situation takes place
empower verb to give power to (someone)
encourage verb to tell or advise someone to do something
foremost in mind expression most important to consider or think about
good fit for expression well suited for something (e.g., a job)
hard skills noun specific, teachable abilities that can be defined and measured
identifier noun a person or thing that identifies someone or something
influence verb to change or affect someone or something; to cause changes without directly forcing them to happen
introduce verb to present (something) for discussion or consideration
keep up verb to go or make progress at the same rate as others
mentor noun someone who can advise or guide
mission statement noun something that states the purpose or goal of a business or organization
monitor verb to watch, observe, listen to, or check (something) for a special purpose over a period of time
onboarding noun a process of helping new employees understand the expectations of the employer
ongoing adjective continuing to exist, happen, or progress
performance review noun a method of documenting and evaluating how well an individual does at his/her job
position noun the rank or role of someone or something in an organization
potential adjective having the chance or possibility that something will happen or exist in the future
press verb to push (something, such as a button or lever on a machine) with your finger or hand
probation noun a period of time during which a new employee is evaluated to decide whether he/she can do the job well enough
procedure noun a series of actions that are done in a certain way or order; an established or accepted way of doing something
promote verb to make people aware of (something, such as a new product) through advertising; to make (something) more popular or well-known
promotion noun a move to a higher or more important position in an organization
raise noun an increase in salary
release verb to stop holding (someone or something)
rewarding adjective giving you a good feeling that you have done something valuable, or important
shifts noun the scheduled periods of time during which a person works
soft skills noun people’s abilities to interact effectively with each other
strict adjective demanding that people obey rules or behave in a certain way
sustainability noun the ability to use without completely depleting or destroying natural resources
traits noun qualities that make one person or thing different from another
two-way radio noun an apparatus that can send and receive sound messages
values noun strongly held beliefs about what is valuable, important, or acceptable – usually plural


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