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# A corporate manager was worried that employees were overworking thems

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A corporate manager was worried that employees were overworking themselves and consequently becoming less productive. To address this, the manager established a new policy that removed limits on vacation days. Employees were no longer restricted to a set number of days and could take as many days off as they wanted. The manager only asked that employees try to minimize overlap between their days off to avoid having the office understaffed, and that employees not take off so much time that it affected their overall productivity. Unfortunately, the new policy has had the opposite effect of that intended. Employees are now taking fewer days off and overworking themselves more.

Which of the following, if true, would help to explain the unexpected results from the new policy described above?

A) Before the new policy was adopted, employees tended to use all of the vacation days to which they were entitled.
B) Before the new policy was adopted, some employees were given more days off than others.
C) Productivity has dropped considerably since the adoption of the new policy.
D) Employees believe that taking time off is perceived as unproductive by management.
E) An increase in salary would provide a greater incentive for productivity than additional vacation time.

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[quote="dimmak"]A corporate manager was worried that employees were overworking themselves and consequently becoming less productive. To address this, the manager established a new policy that removed limits on vacation days. Employees were no longer restricted to a set number of days and could take as many days off as they wanted. The manager only asked that employees try to minimize overlap between their days off to avoid having the office understaffed, and that employees not take off so much time that it affected their overall productivity. Unfortunately, the new policy has had the opposite effect of that intended. Employees are now taking fewer days off and overworking themselves more.

Which of the following, if true, would help to explain the unexpected results from the new policy described above?

A) Before the new policy was adopted, employees tended to use all of the vacation days to which they were entitled.
Does not tell why should it go down now

B) Before the new policy was adopted, some employees were given more days off than others.
Out of context

C) Productivity has dropped considerably since the adoption of the new policy.
We are talking of lesser days off and not about productivity

D) Employees believe that taking time off is perceived as unproductive by management.
Yes, this can be the reason. As it is mentioned in the para above in coloured portion.

E) An increase in salary would provide a greater incentive for productivity than additional vacation time.
we are talking of a specific plan and not alternatives

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