[Words & Phrases]
report to: 〜に報告する
be supposed to: 本来〜すべきである
that said: そうは言っても
the point of contact: 窓口、連絡先
take in: 取り込む、吸収する
grow into: 成長して〜になる
assertiveness: 自己主張、積極性 assertive「意見を率直にのべる」の名詞形
Takashi: You told me that I could help with the Indonesia project the other day. Is that still the same situation now?
Silvia: Yes, I want you to be a liaison between Singapore, Jakarta, and Tokyo Headquarter. This means you will be responsible for coordinating all the relevant stakeholders. So, you will be reporting to me.
Takashi: Oh, I guess that’s something to celebrate. But, isn’t it a big responsibility to be the point of contact?
Silvia: Of course. I’m afraid you’ll have a lot to take on, but I believe you’ll grow and be worthy of the position.
Takashi: I understand. I’ll do my best not to let you be disappointed.
Silvia: It’s nice to see such positive motivation! Did Michael teach you American assertiveness, right? Anyway, please contact Lucy Cheng, senior manager of the Singapore branch. She will brief you on the Jakarta project.
The best ways to build and earn trust, in my opinion, are consistency and honesty. We all had a shared goal. So working hard and communicating about that goal made us feel like we were on the same team.