Logical Reasoning - Theme Detection - Discussion

Discussion :: Theme Detection - Theme Detection (Q.No.1)

Each of the following questions contains a small paragraph followed by a question on it. Read each paragraph carefully and answer the question given below it.


The attainment of individual and organisational goals is mutually interdependent and linked by a common denominator - employee work motivation. Organisational members are motivated to satisfy their personal goals, and they contribute their efforts to the attainment of organisational objectives as means of achieving these personal goals.

The passage best supports the statement that motivation -

[A]. encourages an individual to give priority to personal goals over organisational goals.
[B]. is crucial for the survival of an individual and organisation.
[C]. is the product of an individual's physical and mental energy.
[D]. is the external force which induces an individual to contribute his efforts.
[E]. makes organisation and society inseparable.

Answer: Option A


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Raki said: (Jan 5, 2011)  
If we give imp to there personal goals then after fulfilling there goal they can easily conentrate on org goals.

Vani.V.Jalagar said: (Jan 14, 2011)  
Either to achieve personal goal or organisational goals, encouragement is of relevance. Also one can do all these only if he/she deserves to survive in organisation which inturn rely on physical n mental ability.

Mithra said: (Jan 23, 2011)  
Yes,it is true that when the personal goals are satisfied they'll concentraring on the organisational goals without any distractions.Also, thery will be more dedicated towards their work.

Mayur Agarwal said: (Jan 27, 2011)  
The point of relevance is the work motivation.
It is importatnt for both the Org & personal goal.
An employee works first for org & then for personal & satifies both through motivation.
Motiavtion is one of the factor of personal satisfaction & hence org obejective.

Hemraj said: (Feb 27, 2011)  
Work motivation is the main perspective to achieve.

One considers personal goals more than the organizational.

Organizational goal can be achieved indirectly connecting them to their personal goals (incentives, image status in workplace).

Bharath said: (Apr 27, 2011)  
Unless you are motivated to work, you cannot achieve personal as well as organisational goals. If you achieve personal goals its as good as achieving organisational goals. Work towards personal goals always.

Bala said: (Jun 1, 2011)  
Any work and any organization to motivate our work is the first goal in the organization. If you achieve your personal goal do motivate always.

Deepak Joshi said: (Jun 19, 2011)  
If one will able to achieve personal goals, than he/she will get confidence, and get motivted to contribute to the organisation. And because individual and organisation and interrelated so individual achieve will automatically result in organisational achievement.

Anamika said: (Jun 28, 2011)  
If a individual will motivated then he will try to achieve his personal goal n therefore organisation will achieve its goal so a is the right answer.

Gowri said: (Aug 18, 2011)  
Yes. It's correct motivation is an important thing for all works.

Ranjith Reddy.Neela said: (Aug 25, 2011)  
Here, it is said that personal goals in turn are our organisational goals, so giving priority on our personal goal, satisfies the attainment of organisational stuff.

Hemang Prajapati said: (Oct 16, 2011)  
I think option C is more relevant. Personal goals should never be given more priority than organisational goals. The answer given (option a) means satisfying personal goals even if they can cause harm to the organization and thus making organization to fail to achieve its goals.

Hemang Prajapati said: (Oct 16, 2011)  
Sorry! I wanted to say Option D is more relevant.

Aabi said: (Oct 16, 2011)  
It clearly states that in order to achieve our personal goals, we put efforts to attain the organisational goals. So, giving priority to our personal goal at the end helps to achieve organisational goals.

Ekansh Pathak said: (Nov 11, 2011)  
I think option D is more appropriate, because it is the motivation that induces to achieve personal goals, and hence organisational goals.

M.Hari Prasad said: (Nov 22, 2011)  
Option 'A' is only apt for the given passage. Employees are the pillars for any firm, if employess are happy they will put their best efforts to give the god results. So, in the perspective of motivation employees should be considered first.

Srinivas said: (Nov 28, 2011)  
Option A is clearly answer for this because the individual person works their goal as well as their organization goals.so option A is correct answer...

Aditya said: (Dec 14, 2011)  
I think Option D is what we usually feel. But here with reference to what is said in the passage Option A is correct.

Vinod said: (Dec 17, 2011)  
Personal goals drives an individual to attain the organisational goals. When an employee grows the organisations grows too.. Option A is apt.

Riddhi Kapoor said: (Dec 28, 2011)  
Option A is correct if we see to the statement. Motivation comes from within ourselves so individual must be motivated first which help him to achieve his personal goals and when he achieves his personal goals then only he take his organization to greater heights thus succeed in achieving organizational goals. Other options are irrelevant and not go through the statement.

Chethan said: (Jan 19, 2012)  
Best is to jot down the personal goals in a calm mind and work towards achieving it. The organisation can only give you money to lead a good life. To achieve a personal goal it's you who has to strive.

Never associate your personal goal with the organizational goal.

Nitin said: (Mar 15, 2012)  
Option A seems to be correct one according to the passage. It is never said in the passage that motivation forces priority for individual goals over organisational goals. Only thing said in the passage is that it makes people motivate to achieve their own goal with the help of organization.

Ajeet said: (Apr 2, 2012)  
Option A is definitely correct. Because, if a person works towards his personal goal within the organization, the person is motivated to do the best he/she can in their current capacity. This is what is required of every employee by the organization. Thus, this in turn makes the organization achieve it's goals.
Thus the motivation for personal enhancement does augur well for the organization in it's efforts to reach the organizational goals.

Saurin H. Shah said: (Apr 27, 2012)  
I think if an employee will only focus on his/her personal goals over organizational goals then there would be chances that he/she may manipulate to achieve their personal goals & at last an Organization may need to suffer. So I think option B would be a correct answer as Employee Motivation should be needed for survival of employees & organization.

Hemendra Pathak said: (May 9, 2012)  
Option B and E can Be easily removed because they does not belong to the our question. Now Option C and D may be right but in passage the author didn't tell any thing about Physical & Mental energy needs to motivate individuals and also passage does not support that motivation is of any kind of force.
This is why Option A is relevant to give priory to their personal goal is best way for motivating individuals.

Haroon said: (Jun 10, 2012)  
If a person gets his personal goals,he works for the organisation by heart because he has achieved already his objectives.

Great Guy said: (Aug 31, 2012)  
(B) If a person continually work towards his personal aspirations and desires,he might overrule the benefits of the organization just like a batsmen who wants to make a century might eat up all the balls and achieve his goals but the team might end up losing.

Priya said: (Sep 29, 2012)  
Motivation does not make an employee's personal goal as priority. So the word priority should be eliminated from there.

Santosh said: (May 4, 2013)  
Motivation is playing vital role in organization. If individual is motivated in organization than it will help or encourage to achieve personal goal. Once employee achieve personal goal, he/she will put best effort at workplace.

Sai said: (May 14, 2013)  
Motivation play very vital role for individual to achieve his set goals. As all individual goals lead to the fulfillment of organizational goals.

Angel said: (Sep 24, 2013)  
Can anyone tell easy way to do these! please help!

Gun said: (Nov 9, 2013)  
Motivation helps in encouraging employees so that they work up to their full potential. So it is MUST for an organisation to motivate their employees which will help them in competing well the outsiders. So I think option B is correct.

Tina said: (Mar 12, 2014)  
What the paragraph suggests is that both are interdependent therefore shouldn't the option 'B' be correct.

Shrief said: (Apr 3, 2014)  
Answer A is wrong because both personal and organization goals is same at end.

You can't neglect your own organization goal to achieve personal only.

Jackie said: (Apr 28, 2014)  
When personal goals are met, it means that the employee is satisfied with his or her job hence motivated to do more for the organization as well.

Anshika said: (Aug 21, 2014)  
Its option D. Because motivation is what is that triggers and effectively harnessing the individualism as stated out loud and clear in the passage- boosting his/her dynamics of proliferation - the encouragement working wonders pushing their limits, fuelling them with an insight or the claimed aspiration to rule over their cited objectives.

Manish said: (Oct 1, 2014)  
Personal satisfaction leads us to work for other. Suppose working hard for organisational goal does not meet personal satisfaction of employee could not encourage him to give priority to organisational goals over individual goals.

Sandeep said: (Dec 13, 2014)  
If we gave to much importance to the personal goals then there are chances that a person may not give damn to the organisational goals. After taking his salary he may not give any importance to the goals of organisation because he has satisfied his goal and now he will leave the goal of organisation.

Anup said: (Feb 14, 2015)  
Why not option B and D, can anyone explain me logically?

Dev said: (May 23, 2015)  
It is not stated that the employees only intend to satisfy only the personal goals but the conclusion is employees being working in an organization tend to achieve personal goals as it is possible only by achieving the organizational goals at first. The answer is quite dependent one on each other.

Salman said: (Jun 11, 2015)  
Option D is logically correct. Personal goals lead to organization goals indirectly. The paragraph says employees are motivated but not a fact like motivation leads to.

So that means motivation indirectly (external force) leads to fulfillment of organizational objectives.

Praveen Kumar said: (Jul 9, 2015)  
Meeting the organisational goals is also meeting his personal goals. So that it is similar and both were equally treated.

Nikhil said: (Jul 16, 2015)  
When you fulfill your interpersonal goal. You automatically lead to the organization work. That's why it should be option no. B?

Vinod said: (Jul 16, 2015)  
If a person tries to attain his/her personal goals. Then it is itself a motivation. And when given motivation, the individual will work hard for the completion of personal aim. And ultimately, the work done for personal goals will benefit organisation as well.

Nemo said: (Sep 25, 2015)  
Organisational members are motivated to satisfy their personal goals, and they contribute their efforts to the attainment of organisational objectives as means of achieving these personal goals.

When an individual's personal goals align with the organization's objectives, the individual will work towards the organization's objectives. This implies that the primary motivation is personal.

Answer A: Encourages an individual to give priority to personal goals over organisational goals.

Camson said: (Oct 1, 2015)  
Its simple, in order to push a cart loaded with tonnes of stone, an individual should have a strong and healthy body (individual goal) but a person alone cannot move the cart (organizational goal) alone.

A group of weak people can push the cart too. First focus on your health and then join the group to push the cart. The cart will move faster than the cart push by the weak team.

Dilshan said: (Mar 15, 2016)  
As the king so are the subjects, no?

Then you scratch my back I will do yours.

Neha said: (Apr 27, 2016)  
In a simple way if employees motivated they work hard and try to fulfill their personal goals. Organisation goals will fulfill with the same.

Nilanjana Bhattacharyya said: (May 11, 2016)  
According to me, option D is right, because motivation is truly n external force which induces a person to concentrate on his personal efforts.

Motivation mainly influences or motivates a person to concentrate on their goals and put that much of effort to achieve it.

Savan Hake said: (Aug 26, 2016)  
Yeah, its true. If we complete the task given to us as a part of our organizational goal & we completed it then it directly makes our contribution in whole work.

Nisha said: (Feb 3, 2017)  
I think option D is correct.

Afnan said: (Mar 1, 2017)  
A is the right answer because if we encourage each individual's goal every individual work hard and contribute in the organizational goal.

Udit said: (May 21, 2020)  
I am not getting it, can anyone explain me?

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