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In order to boost productivity and cut office costs during the workweek, The Right Company restructured its workweek plan. Managers sent weekly detailed lists of tasks to all employees to be completed by Friday. Employees were allowed to work at their own pace to accomplish their tasks, and if all work was completed by close Thursday, employees were allowed to work from home via Skype on Fridays to engage in collaborative planning for the next week. Employee productivity was as high as it had ever been for the two-month trial period.

Which of the following, if true, would provide the strongest argument against implementing this plan full time?

A

Changes in the structure of the office day would also increase staff productivity similar to those in the trial time.

B

Data, customer feedback, and manager evaluation determined that the employees showed better communication outside of work on Fridays than during previous staff meetings.

C

A sister company of The Right Company implemented this plan but increased their customer base to create a higher need for customer contact.

D

The amount of money saved during Friday work at home is more substantial than The Right Company originally estimated.

E

The employees involved in the trial plan were the top-performing employees at The Right Company.

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