XAT 2013 Question 36


Read the following caselet and choose the best alternative:

It was the end of performance review cycle for the year 2012 when you asked your subordinates about any problems they were facing. Natrajan told you that an important member of his team, Vardarajan, who had also won the best performance award for the year 2011, was not taking interest in work. Despite Natrajan's counseling, no change was noticed in Vardarajan, rather his attitude deteriorated. You had also received such information from other employees. You had not interfered hoping that Natrajan, an experienced hand, would be able to solve the problem. But now that Natrajan himself brought this to your notice, you decided to call Vardarajan and counsel him.

Question 36

You overheard a conversation between Vardarajan and his colleague over an official dinner. He expressed his unhappiness about the fact that good performers were not given their due credit while poor performers were promoted faster. If Vardarajan is right, which of the following steps would help in creating a better organization?


Option A is incorrect because promoting Vardarajan will not address the issue at hand. The problem can only be addressed by keeping the performance assessment system transparent and by ensuring impartiality in reviewing performance of each employee. Thus, the correct answer is given by option B. Options C, D and E are negated for the same reason as A i.e. the issue cannot be resolved by addressing Vardarajan’s case alone but by fairly judging the performance of all the employees in the organization.

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