The Asian economic crisis has put many companies on the edge. Many have been forced to change the way they do business. The old attitude that employees follow instructions and are unable to make decisions or act on their own initiative① leads to underused② people.
The key to increasing employee productivity is through effective management. Managers must recognize that getting employees involved in the solution boost morale③。 The decision making process should be pushed down the ladder. The focus of future organizations will shift to employee involvement， rather than power and control.
The “standard of living” of a country means the average person’ s② share of the goods and services which the country produces. A country’ s standard of living， therefore， depends first and foremost on its capacity to produce wealth. “Wealth” in this sense is not money， for we do not live on ② money but on things that money can buy： “goods” such as food and clothing， and “services” such as transport and entertainment.
A country’s capacity to produce wealth depends upon many factors， most of which have an effect on one another. Wealth depends to a great extent upon a country’s natural resources， such as coal， gold， and other minerals， water supply and so on. Some regions of the world are well supplied with coal and minerals， and have a fertile soil and a favorable climate; other regions possess none of them.
So far， over 200 of Fortune’s top 500 companies have invested in China. By less than a 30-minute drive from the Village.
The Olympic Village will provide safe and comfortable facilities to help athletes achieve their peak performance during the Games. The Residential Quarter located in the western part of the Village consists of apartment buildings， dining halls， and other facilities. The International Quarter located in the eastern part of the Village will provide leisure facilities and cultural activities for athletes. After the Games， the Village will become a residential area.
For university graduates， it is always not so easy to find a good job. They often wonder at the large number of employers who do not respond to their applications for jobs. They say that despite enclosing return envelopes they hear nothing at all， or at best， an impersonal note ① is sent declaring that the post for which they applied has been filled.
Applicants often have the suspicion that vacancies are taken up by friends and relatives and that advertisements are only put out for show②。 Many of them are tired of writing around③ and feel that if only they could obtain an interview with the right person their application would meet with success.
The World Exposition is not the same as a trade fair， in which mainly governments and international organizations participate. The World Exposition， on the other hand， displays the achievements and prospects in the economic， cultural and technological sectors， and is an event where people from all over the world come together to exchange experience and ideas， and learn from one another. Long known as the “economic， technological and cultural Olympic Games”， the World Exposition is held every five years， and has been held in developed countries since it first took place in London in 1851.
If Shanghai wins the bid for the 2010 World Exposition， China will be-the first developing country to host this major event. Hosting the exposition will have a positive impact on China， as China will not only learn from the experiences of other countries to further its reform and opening-up endeavor， but will also enhance its friendly relations with other countries. Besides， its role as hosting country will no doubt accelerate the development of world expositions elsewhere， which can promote worldwide economic， cultural and technological development.