Understanding Corporate Structure
Andrea: This organizational chart is really confusing.
Raffael: Why are you looking at that?
Andrea: I have an interview next week and I’m trying to bone up on the company I’ll be interviewing with. I want to impress them, but this chart is really confusing.
Raffael: Let me see. It’s a simple flow chart. You have your board of directors at the top, with the managing director reporting to them, and then the executive officers overseeing major departments.
Andrea: But I thought managers work below the executive officers.
Raffael: You’re confusing managers with managing directors. The managing director oversees the entire company and managers oversee daily operations.
Andrea: Oh, I see. So these here are the departments: accounting, marketing, purchasing, personnel, R & D, sales, and production.
Raffael: That’s right. Which department are you interviewing for?
Andrea: I think the job is in purchasing.
Raffael: You think? Don’t you think that’s something you should get straight before you do anything else?
Andrea: You might have a point there.
1.bone up on 钻研学习，复习
She had boned up on the city's history before the visit.
2.flow chart 流程图
3.managing director 总裁，总经理，常务董事
Be careful not to confuse quantity with quality.