A manager cannot extract the best performance from employees by threatening them with termination or offering financi...

Ryan on October 24 at 03:31PM

Why is C correct? Why is E incorrect?


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Skylar on October 27 at 05:22PM

@Ryan-Mahabir Happy to help!

(C) states that "in some cases one's effectiveness in a particular role can be enhanced by a partial relinquishing of control." This supports the passage's concept of managers extracting the best performance by delegating responsibility to employees, especially in cases of decisions previously made by the manager. Therefore, managers must relinquish control by delegating their decisions to employees in order to be most effective in achieving the best performance. So (C) is illustrated by the passage and correct.

(E) states "business works best by harnessing the self-interest of individuals to benefit the company as a whole." The tactics of "threatening them [employees] with termination or offering financial rewards for high productivity" are examples of attempting to harness self-interest to benefit the company that the passage explicitly states "CANNOT extract the best performance." Therefore, (E) is not supported in the passage and is incorrect.

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