The bar chart below shows the results of a survey conducted by a personnel department at a major company. The survey was carried out on two groups of workers: those aged from 18-30 and those aged 45-60, and shows factors affecting their work performance.
Summarise the information by selecting reporting the main features, and make comparison where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.
This is a bar chart which gives possibilities for grouping information and comparisons. If possible the candidate should be able to rephrase the question to make the introduction. See how this is done in the specimen.
The bar chart presents various motivational factors that contribute to the performance of workers of two age groups (18 to 30 and 45 to 60) in the personnel department of a major company. Or: The bar chart surveys various factors that can influence the performance of workers of two age groups, in a major company.
A quick look at the graph can show that younger people are better motivated by most of these factors except 'competent boss' and respect from colleagues'. Two factors have equal importance for both the groups and there are two factors that affect older people more. This information is very useful for grouping. So the body can start this way:
Most of the factors listed, compared to the older workers, have greater influence on the younger age group, except 'competent boss' and 'respect from colleagues'. While 80% of the younger age group was motivated by chance for personal development, only less than half of the older age group was attracted by the same.
Similarly, 'Relaxed working environment' and 'promotion prospects' inspired 80% of the younger workers, but only a significantly lower proportion of older workers was interested in the same.
In contrast, 'competent boss' (55%) and 'respect from colleagues' (50%) were the only areas where older people found more motivation than younger workers. Interestingly, 'motivation and work environment' equally inspired both the age groups at 60% and 30% respectively.
In conclusion, the study reveals that the younger age group has greater motivation in the various factors listed in the survey.