RBI Grade 'B' Officer Mains (Phase II) Exam - 2009
English Paper -1
Write an argumentative essay of about 500 words on any one of the following:-40
- Is China a threat to India?
- The 2008 recession was a myth in India.
- Can we leave the world a safer place for the next generation?
- Formal education is the only way to success in life?
- Business Schools more business than school?
Make a precis of the following passage in your own words, reducing it to about 250 words, and give it a suitable title. Use the special sheet provided for the purpose:-24
These days, if you are the leader, you have got to give up your omnipotent fantasies that you know and must do everything. Bosses, these days, are advised to abandon their ego to the talents of others. Employees will not take any ' crap' from anyone. Young kids, fresh out of university, do not believe in hierarchy at the workplace, and they do not believe in being bossed around. Experts believe that the competition in the talent market has made employees "soft and submissive", and most organizations oppose strict and harsh leaders even when the employees' behaviour demands stern action. Are bosses scared to confront their employees?
Rigid, autocratic management styles are outdated and ineffective in today's modern workplace. If leaders want to motivate their bright young workers, they need to adopt a more collaborative style. One would come across such situations more in the BPO or IT industries, as compared to niche industries, where the fear is not too high though prevalent. That is because it is difficult to find the right candidate to fill in the position, if a particular employee quits.
Some H R Managers, however, do not agree that bosses today are scared to confront their employees. At the same time, they do not believe in the word ' confrontation'. They feel the need to talk to employees on a regular basis. The idea is not to criticize them, but to give them feedback for better performance and development.