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The analytics department of a company published an urgent document to directorate members, the core of which being a warning of the inefficiency of a certain strategy utilized to improve the performance of level four employees in the company. The document contains a graph displaying the improvements, all of them positive, in the performance of the level four employees in the company since the implementation of the strategy.
Which of the following, if true, best reconciles the seeming discrepancy described above?
This answer choice basically states that the employees had to think harder once the strategy was being used. However, since this mental effort had no negative consequences, this answer choice fails to explain why the analytics department is against the strategy.
This answer choice does nothing but give us details about the hierarchy of the company in the argument. Since the paradox deals with changes in the performance of the level four workers, the position of the employees in the analytics department is irrelevant.
This answer choice gives us the impression that the analytics department wants the strategy to continue. The first premise clearly states that they believe it is inefficient.
This answer choice emphasizes the paradox. If important factors such as the tasks and personal skills of the employees were taken into consideration, then the strategy's is more likely to be successful, and the analytics department's objection remains a mystery.
This answer choice opens us up to a third possibility: although the strategy has increased performance, maybe it had cost the company far more than it earned. Therefore, because the strategy could actually be costing the company a lot of money, its efficiency is still in question.