2009年4月13日 星期一

closure, at (your) ease

His Kolumba Art Museum in Cologne, Germany, completed in 2007, rises out of the ruins of the Gothic St. Kolumba Church, destroyed in World War II. The Pritzker jury called the project “a startling contemporary work, but also one that is completely at ease with its many layers of history.”

Woolworths Group said it will launch a closure sale at its stores, in a move that could precede the demise of the 99-year-old British retail icon.


Have you ever been in an organization that simply glowed with health? People were at ease, having a good time and enjoying interactions with their peers. There was no defensiveness, no sense that single individuals were trying to succeed in spite of the efforts of those around them. The work was a joint product. Everybody was proud of its quality.

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at (your) ease
relaxed:
He felt completely at ease.
She soon put/set me at ease (= made me relaxed) .


at ease (ALSO standing at ease)
If someone, especially a soldier is at ease, they are standing with their feet apart and their hands behind their back.


Presented below is an admittedly simplistic list o the elements of a chemistry-building strategy for healthy organization:
-Make a cult of quality.
-Provide lots of satisfying closure.
-Build a sense of eliteness.
-Allow and encourage heterogeneity.
-Preserve and protect successful teams.
-Provide strategic but not tactical direction.

(中文板 p.200)

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noun
1 [C] when a business, organization, etc. stops operating:
factory/branch closures
The unions fought hard against the government's programme of pit closures.

2 [U] the feeling or act of bringing an unpleasant situation, time or experience to an end, so that you are able to start new activities:事情圓滿完結
a sense of closure
to achieve/reach closure

━━ n., vt. 閉鎖, 閉店; 締め切り; 終結, 終止; (容器の)ふた; 締結; 栓, キャップ; 〔英〕 =cloture.


普通心理學名詞 law of closure 閉合律
(psychology) In Gestalt psychology, a law of organization that assumes an innate tendency to perceive incomplete objects as complete, to close up or fill in gaps in sensory inputs, and to view asymmetric and unbalanced stimuli as symmetric and balanced.

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