Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled Factors Affecting Work Performance based on the statistics provided in the bar chart below. Please give a brief description of the chart and then make comments on it. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
Factors Affecting Work Performance
The bar chart shows four factors that affecting work performance of two age groups, people aged from 18 to 30 and those aged from 45 to 60.
Team spirit seems to have the same influence on the two age groups, with about 60% of each group indicating this element affecting their performance. Chance for personal development is the most influential factor for the younger group, about 90% of which admit thinking highly of it ; whereas for the older group, only about 40% cite it as important. It is almost the same case with relaxed working environment, which affects more than 80% of the yonger group and about only 30% of the older group. Money is the element that is rated highest for motivating performance among survey respondents between age 45-60. There is only a slight difference between the two groups in this aspect, both of which regard it as important.
Since employees belonging to different age groups are influenced by different motivational factors, managers should strive to develop separate motivational tools for different age groups which suit their requirements so as to retain their valued employees and achieve higher productivity and outputs.
the most influential factor意为“影响最大的因素”;think highly of 意为“对……高度评价;对……高度重视”;whereas意为“然而，反之”;rate意为“评定某人/某事物的价值” ;survey respondents意为“调查受访者”;slight意为“不严重的; 不重要的; 微小的; 轻微的”;retain their valued employees意为“留住重要的员工”;higher productivity and outputs意为“更高的生产率和产量” 。