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In order to increase production, ABC Company should [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2013, 09:35
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In order to increase production, ABC Company should implement a flextime schedule, which would allow individual employees some flexibility in deciding when to begin and end their workday. Studies have shown that working under flextime schedules is associated with increased employee morale.

The argument depends on the assumption that

(A) the employees who prefer a flextime schedule are the most productive employees at ABC Company
(B) an increase in the morale of ABC Company’s employees could lead to increased production
(C) flextime schedules tend to be associated with reduced lateness and absenteeism
(D) employees are most productive during the part of the day when all employees are present
(E) companies that are in competition with ABC Company also use a flextime schedule

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Re: In order to increase production, ABC Company should [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2013, 21:46
In order to increase production, ABC Company should implement a flextime schedule, which would allow individual employees some flexibility in deciding when to begin and end their workday. Studies have shown that working under flextime schedules is associated with increased employee morale.

The argument depends on the assumption that

(A) the employees who prefer a flextime schedule are the most productive employees at ABC Company . –Negating this will give. If employess who prefer flexitime are less productive, then why need flexi time at all. Correct
(B) an increase in the morale of ABC Company’s employees could lead to increased production – Already given. Incorrect.
(C) flextime schedules tend to be associated with reduced lateness and absenteeism – Out of scope
(D) employees are most productive during the part of the day when all employees are present – Negating this will give. employees are most productive during the part of the day when not all employees are present. Neutral
(E) companies that are in competition with ABC Company also use a flextime schedule – Out of scope
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Re: In order to increase production, ABC Company should [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2013, 22:22
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In order to increase production, ABC Company should implement a flextime schedule, which would allow individual employees some flexibility in deciding when to begin and end their workday. Studies have shown that working under flextime schedules is associated with increased employee morale.

The argument depends on the assumption that

(A) the employees who prefer a flextime schedule are the most productive employees at ABC Company
(B) an increase in the morale of ABC Company’s employees could lead to increased production
(C) flextime schedules tend to be associated with reduced lateness and absenteeism
(D) employees are most productive during the part of the day when all employees are present
(E) companies that are in competition with ABC Company also use a flextime schedule


Premise = flextime schedule increases employee morale
Conclusion = flextime schedule will increase production in ABC Company

Premise + Assumption = Conclusion

Assumption must fill the gap in the logic, and thus assumption should be "employee morale at ABC Company will increase production in ABC Company."

So, answer seems to be "B"
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Re: In order to increase production, ABC Company should [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2013, 02:37
I agree with B.

If we negated B then it would go as follows:

(B) an increase in the morale of ABC Company’s employees could not lead to increased production

In this occasion the whole argument would fall apart as there would be no point to introduce the flextime schedule.
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Re: In order to increase production, ABC Company should [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2013, 03:07
I got B as well

I feel that all the other choices are OUT OF SCOPE since the scope here is the connection between employee morale and employee productivity
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Re: In order to increase production, ABC Company should [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2013, 04:09
B
Assumption is compatible with the conclusion.
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