Here is the piece I wrote in last exam I took:
Company management should conduct routine monitoring of all employee e-mail correspondence. Such monitoring will reduce the waste of resources such as time and system capacity, as well as protect the company from lawsuits.
Write a response in which you discuss your views on the policy and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider the possible consequences of implementing the policy and explain how these consequences shape your position.
The world is moving towards digitization and AI. Petabytes of data is getting generated on a daily basis which gives and insight into the people's and a nation's life in general. With the growing data in the world it becomes all the more necessary for every company to keep a health check on its data in all form. Hence I support the argument that company management should conduct routine monitoring of all employee email correspondence.
As per the guidelines created for all public companies listed on share market are required to keep data privacy. Failure to adhere to these directly results in cancellation of trade license and a irrevocable damage to a company's reputation. A policy of regular audit if being implemented will help a company assess that any insider trading information is being disclosed and assess whether the employees are adhering to non-disclosure policy or not. There have been incidences in past when insider information has been circulated in market and big companies have faced massive losses due to such malpractice. A regular audit of the emails correspondence of email will help company gauge their compliance.
Another aspect related to such monitoring is related to how well a a company is doing post sales during warranty period. Usually every company has a helpline email but people often complain that once they purchase something or place an order there is no forum for them which actively addresses their grievances . This situation is applicable right from online apps catering to every facet of a routine life. For example we order food on an app and we are not satisfied with the quality of food delivered then we use customer helpline number or customer care email address to show our grievances. A regular audit
of emails can help a company understand if such grievances are being addressed rightly and whether the employees need more training to address any customer's grievances properly.
Another aspect of implementation of this policy is it will help create any company create employee productivity index.Such audits are necessary to understand where the employees are spending the time allocated to them in the office hours. Any employee engaging in using company email address for personal communication can be penalized and someone who is using the office emails diligently and keeping customer satisfaction on highest priority can be rewarded accordingly. These kind of audits will also help a company ensure that employees are not engaging in any malpractice related to IP theft. For any company it is absolutely necessary that its intellectual property is protected. These timely audits will help a company keep a check on this.
While it is necessary that such audits should be implemented but it is also important that employees should feel that they are being trusted in what they are doing. These audits are important from the point of view of greater good of keeping a company's health in check.
I would like to conclude that company management should conduct routine monitoring of all employee email correspondence.
Governments should invest as much in the arts as they do in the military.
Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the recommendation and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, describe specific circumstances in which adopting the recommendation would or would not be advantageous and explain how these examples shape your position.
My Stand on this:
The advent of human civilization is marked by its progress in all the spheres of life. In the earlier days human beings learned to express themselves by painting using natural colors derived from various plants and fruits and various caves became their canvas for expressing their imagination. Also they learned to make weapons using trees and this phenomenon advanced as human being progressed. These activities have gone hand in hand in the history of human civilization.Hence, I believe that is important for government to invest as much in the arts as they do in the military.
Human beings needs various channels to give representation to their thoughts.Thus,letting people express their thoughts in the form of skits or paintings is extremely critical for intellectual growth. Critical contribution to a culture's growth is done by the artists of the country. France and Monalisa are synonyms of each other. Another example is Roman culture, known for its rich heritage due to the contribution by its artists.
In the history art has been a critical instrument for revolution in various countries like Italy. One cannot appreciate the roman culture enough without the artistic treasures it holds. Also, people visit Italy from all corners of earth to appreciate this. Art thus has not only lead to development of its people but also led to economic growth of this country. Italy is one of the top 10 tourist destination because of the rich cultural heritage it holds. Hence, we can note that Art is very important aspect of a country's growth. Therefore government should create means like art schools , art theaters so that people get an opportunity to burnish their skills and express their ideas.
While the art and its impact on the people of a country is immeasurable the contribution of military in protecting one's motherland cannot be marginalized. It is these people who protect the country against any foreign power. Military is important for any country to show-case its power and readiness to fight against any foreign invasion. It is these people who let the civilians sleep with a sense of peace and protection.
In conclusion I would like to state that the contribution of arts to a nation and its economy is immense. Hence government should invest in art as much as they in military.
Some people believe that teaching morality should be the foundation of education. Others believe that teaching a foundation of logical reasoning would do more to produce a moral society.
Write a response in which you discuss which view more closely aligns with your own position and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should address both of the views presented above.
My stand on this
Education is one of the core needs of every human being. It enables us to think and act appropriately throughout our life. A strong foundation of education is vital to leading a balanced and successful life. And a logically sound foundation is necessary for human being to operate with his full potential.
In every sphere of human life logic lies in the core , which drives us towards exhibiting morally correct behavior. In the absence of ability to think properly we never will be able to arrive at a principally correct decision. Logically strong foundation leads us to get a morally correct driving of our life.
Science, Mathematics and Economics which are the building blocks of society needs to have a strong logical thinking imbibed in every student. If our education would only emphasize on moral science then we will never be able to advance our society and enable the well-being of populace in general. All the scientific inventions that have enabled human beings to lead a better life have been driven by a sound logical thought process of a human being. A sound logical thinking is the foundation of a successful society.
While we need to have a logically strong foundation we also need to ensure that our moral foundation are strong enough. Once the logical pillars are established we need a morally correct architecture to drive any project successfully. For example, creating a new vaccine against a virus is based on thorough logical understanding of it but ensuring that this will be used for the advantage of mankind and not harming human race needs a proper understanding of what is morally correct for human kind.
History has witnessed that various empires that lacked moral values have only been crumbled by someone more greedy for power. And vice versa when people united against oppression all such nations have emerged out only stronger. we need to teach such values of morality to children so that they are loyal and devoted . A sound logical thinking is very necessary to enable them to exhibit this morally correct behavior and how they can contribute back to their society.
Education is a life time process and so is the improving our logical thinking and moral thinking too. I would like to conclude by stating that a good foundation of logic will help us to keep learning life long.
All of these topics are from revised Manhattan practice test that I have been taking. Any clue how close these tests are to the actual GRE?
Looking forward to speak with you again.