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Because no employee wants to be associated with bad news in the eyes of a superior, information about serious problems at lower levels is progressively softened and distorted as it goes up each step in the management hierarchy. The chief executive is, therefore, less well informed about problems at lower levels than are his or her subordinates at those levels.
The conclusion drawn above is based on the assumption that
(A) problems should be solved at the level in the management hierarchy at which they occur
(B) employees should be rewarded for accurately reporting problems to their superiors
(C) problem-solving ability is more important at higher levels than it is at lower levels of the management hierarchy
(D) chief executives obtain information about problems at lower levels from no source other than their subordinates
(E) some employees are more concerned about truth than about the way they are perceived by their superiors
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Re: Because no employee wants to be associated with bad news [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2012, 10:45
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Because no employee wants to be associated with bad news in the eyes of a superior, information about serious problems at lower levels is progressively softened and distorted as it goes up each step in the management hierarchy. The chief executive is, therefore, less well informed about problems at lower levels than are his or her subordinates at those levels.
The conclusion drawn above is based on the assumption that
(A) problems should be solved at the level in the management hierarchy at which they occur
(B) employees should be rewarded for accurately reporting problems to their superiors
(C) problem-solving ability is more important at higher levels than it is at lower levels of the management hierarchy
(D) chief executives obtain information about problems at lower levels from no source other than their subordinates
(E) some employees are more concerned about truth than about the way they are perceived by their superiors


Bold = premise

Red = conclusion

Assumption = only D is true for the conclusion

A) problem solving is not the point

B) employee rewarded is not the point

C) PS ability is more important is not the point

E) how employee are perceived is not the point

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Re: Because no employee wants to be associated with bad news [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2012, 14:51
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For this argument to hold true, the phrase, 'goes up each step in the hierarchy' must apply to the conclusion. However, unless the C.E.O. is getting his/her news from the person/s directly below him/her and that person/s directly below them, then distortion is not likely to happen. Meaning that if the C.E.O. hears bad news from someone far lower on the hierarchy the conclusion does not hold true. Therefore (D) works best.
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Re: Because no employee wants to be associated with bad news [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2012, 16:12
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Hi Chris :)

in your opinion this is a good CR question ?? and what is its real level ??

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