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20:33 Feb 22, 2008
English to English translations [Non-PRO] Social Sciences - Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
English term or phrase:to take on a manager
Hello! Though I've looked this phrasal verb up in many dictionaries, I haven't managed to translate it properly. What does it mean exactly in this context?
We're talking about interpersonal communication, and especially interpersonal barriers to communication. Lying and distortion are two of these obstacles:
"Silence may also be a form of distortion, if not dishonesty. Not wanting to look incompetent or take on a manager in a depatment meeting, a subordinate may remain quiet instead of expressing an opinion or asking a question"