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# A recently published report on relationships among people working

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A recently published report on relationships among people working together showed that companies whose employees do not celebrate together such events as completing projects or signing important contracts perform worse, on average, than companies where such celebrations are common practice. Thus, it is the absence of such practices that leads to rivalry, seriously harming a company`s performance.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?

A) Employees of those companies where common celebrations are regular practice still occasionally have arguments with each other that sometimes evolve into conflicts.
B) Places chosen for the celebration of important events vary depending on what is being celebrated.
C) Those employees who are unwilling to celebrate with their colleagues usually lack social connections outside work as well.
D) Companies that do not practice common celebrations encourage competition instead of cooperation among their employees with a system of individual rewards.
E) According to several surveys, employees` preferences on where to celebrate important business achievements can be changed easily.

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25 Nov 2017, 22:41
A recently published report on relationships among people working together showed that companies whose employees do not celebrate together such events as completing projects or signing important contracts perform worse, on average, than companies where such celebrations are common practice. Thus, it is the absence of such practices that leads to rivalry, seriously harming a company`s performance.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?

A) Employees of those companies where common celebrations are regular practice still occasionally have arguments with each other that sometimes evolve into conflicts.
B) Places chosen for the celebration of important events vary depending on what is being celebrated.
C) Those employees who are unwilling to celebrate with their colleagues usually lack social connections outside work as well.
D) Companies that do not practice common celebrations encourage competition instead of cooperation among their employees with a system of individual rewards.
E) According to several surveys, employees` preferences on where to celebrate important business achievements can be changed easily.

I think this question isn't good at quality. Option D points out that companies have some ways to encourage their employees, not just cooperation among employees. However, choice D doesn't explain why those companies that don't encourage cooperation have worse perfomance.
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25 Nov 2017, 22:57
I agree with broall. D does not weaken the conclusion, rather merely mentions a feature of those companies that do not practice such celebration.
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