CIE Business-Studies Paper-1: Specimen Questions 1 - 3 of 14


Hari’s son Mukul owns a business that assembles computers. He believes in giving his workers responsibility to plan their own work. ‘I just let them get on with their jobs as I’m sure that this freedom motivates them’ he said. ‘I help organise training for them if they need it’.

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Why does motivation is so important in any organization?


Motivation is generally what energizes, maintains, and controls behavior.

- Motivation factor in any workplace is the most important but is difficult to measure, as it is intangible.

- Salary is one of the element that keeps the workers motivated, but this is not enough. Incentives, bonus etc are the other motivational element.

- Motivated employees will have high level of efficiency, more creative work, enthusiasm which ultimately improves performance level.

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To what extent might training help the performance of employees in Mukul’s business?


Training aims at imparting information and improving skills of the workers which helps them to brush up their performance and also helps in creating more knowledge and skill in their field. In any business training is considered to be the integral part and in Mukul’s business training helps to improve workers’ performance or to help him or her attain a required level of knowledge or skill to carry out the assembling of computers.

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Describe and explain Mukul’s management style.


Mukul’s management style is more or less worker friendly style in which he let workers plan out things according to their convenience and also he provides them training which the most important part in any organization which helps them to deal with the vigorous situations even more easily as they attain a knowledge and skill via training.