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A company is considering changing its policy concerning daily working hours. Currently, this company requires all employees to arrive at work at 8 a.m. The proposed policy would permit each employee to decide when to arrive—from as early as 6 a.m. to as late as 11 a.m.

The adoption of this policy would be most likely to decrease employees’ productivity if the employees’ job functions required them to

(A) work without interruption from other employees
(B) consult at least once a day with employees from other companies
(C) submit their work for a supervisor’s eventual approval
(D) interact frequently with each other throughout the entire workday
(E) undertake projects that take several days to complete
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05 Mar 2012, 11:09
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(A) work without interruption from other employees
(B) consult at least once a day with employees from other companies
(C) submit their work for a supervisor’s eventual approval
(D) interact frequently with each other throughout the entire workday
(E) undertake projects that take several days to complete

(A) coming early or late doesnt affect your ability to NOT interrupt others
(D) if you have to interact frequently with others and they are not there because they come in at all different hours, then your productivity will be affected.
Think about the case where you come in at 6am and need to meet with a coworker right away to get something done but they dont show up till 11am..

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05 Mar 2012, 11:14
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(A) work without interruption from other employees
(B) consult at least once a day with employees from other companies
(C) submit their work for a supervisor’s eventual approval
(D) interact frequently with each other throughout the entire workday
(E) undertake projects that take several days to complete

(A) coming early or late doesnt affect your ability to NOT interrupt others
(D) if you have to interact frequently with others and they are not there because they come in at all different hours, then your productivity will be affected.
Think about the case where you come in at 6am and need to meet with a coworker right away to get something done but they dont show up till 11am..

I've missed the point... caught it after refreshment. Thanks!

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05 Mar 2012, 16:58
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(D) interact frequently with each other throughout the entire workday

Different work timings would result into a possibility of less interaction among employees sinces the work timings are different.
This may result into reduced productivity among employees.

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06 Mar 2012, 22:34
D --correct

but How this question is of type cause and effect
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07 Mar 2012, 20:39
D is correct. Because employee's productivity will decreases if interaction among is not takes place.

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08 Mar 2012, 00:32
Very easy question. The answer is clearly D. If the job requires the employees to interact frequently with each other throughout the entire workday then the employee's productivity will fall if the proposed new timings are introduced.
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13 May 2012, 02:59
how is this cause and effect though?

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I can't understand why the choice C can not be the correct answer? would you plz explain it?
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I can't understand why the choice C can not be the correct answer? would you plz explain it?
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C) submit their work for a supervisor’s eventual approval

Meaning of EVENTUAL is: " adv. At an unspecified future time"

Hence i think considering option c, will make no effect on company's health.

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12 Sep 2016, 23:35
New proposal - each employee to decide when to arrive—from as early as 6 a.m. to as late as 11 a.m instead of the fixed time of arrival at 8 a.m
Claim - The adoption of this policy would be most likely to decrease employees’ productivity

Pre- thinking - What if the job required that the employees frequently interact with each other throughout the day .

Answer D interact frequently with each other throughout the entire workday
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24 Oct 2017, 01:29
I got the right answer D but I was confused between B and D. For what reason we should eliminated B?

I eliminated option B because the passage is not concerned about the employees of other companies? Is this thinking right?

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25 Oct 2017, 00:15
santro789 wrote:
I got the right answer D but I was confused between B and D. For what reason we should eliminated B?

I eliminated option B because the passage is not concerned about the employees of other companies? Is this thinking right?

Hi
Let me try

Think You and I work in that company.
our company has this flexible timing.

You and I need to consult at least once a day with employees from other companies.
So whenever you/I come , ATLEAST ONCE A DAY you can interact and this issue of flexi timings wont hamper your productivity.

But in D
interact frequently with each other throughout the entire workday
if You and I interact often with each other and with other colleagues, then there will be delays in interaction if we are allowed to come as per our convenience...and so it will hamper company's performance.

So D is ans

Hope this helps
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