Business Studies Multiple Choice Question – 11 July 2021

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Lucy’s website, a company that builds web applications, adopts flexible employment practices such as employees choosing their own working hours, lunchtimes and holidays. 

This is most likely to lead to a decrease in?

Select ONE answer:

  1. empowerment
  2. motivation
  3. productivity
  4. labour turnover

Show your workings to arrive at your answer, and explain and justify your reasons:

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This multiple-choice question is suitable for Accounting KS5 classes.

The answer is 4

  1. Not correct – is wrong because employees are more empowered as flexible employment gives employees more control or responsibility.
  2. Not correct – is wrong because motivation is likely to increase because employees have more choice over working conditions 
  3. Not correct – is wrong because productivity is likely to increase because employees will work harder when they are given more flexibility over their working conditions
  4. Correct – Definition of labour turnover e.g. the proportion of a workforce who leave within a year.  Lucy’s Employees may feel  more valued; happier; or more motivated.  Which would therefore reduce the number of employees who choose to leave Lucy’s company

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