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Company president: Grievance procedures should allow the grievant and

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Company president: Grievance procedures should allow the grievant and the respondent to select a mediator who will attempt to work out a resolution. Grievances are costly and mediation could help to resolve many of them. However, beginning mediation fairly late in the process, as our human resources department proposes, wouldbe relatively ineffective.
Which one of the following, if true, most helps to justify the company president’s criticism of the human resources department’s proposal?

(A) People who file grievances are unreasonable and would resist listening to a mediator.
(B) Many disagreements are already being solved without the intervention of a mediator.
(C) Adversaries’ positions tend to harden as a dispute wears on, making compromise less likely.
(D) Respondents tend to be supervisors who cannot give in to employees without losing authority.
(E) The mediation process itself is likely to cost as much in time and money as the present grievance procedures.
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An option that presents the idea that with time the chance of resolution gets feeble should be the possible answer to the problem.

(A) People who file grievances are unreasonable and would resist listening to a mediator. If this were the case, no matter when the mediator is introduced, it won't yield any result. Incorrect.

(B) Many disagreements are already being solved without the intervention of a mediator. This doesn't qualify the company President's criticism of the HR department's proposal. In fact, this option brings in the context that many disagreements are solved without the intervention of the mediator. Incorrect.

(C) Adversaries’ positions tend to harden as a dispute wears on, making compromise less likely. With time the chance of agreement becomes far less likely. This option criticizes the recommendation of the HR department to introduce the mediator at a later stage.

(D) Respondents tend to be supervisors who cannot give in to employees without losing authority. The position of the respondent is not the context of the question but when the mediator should be introduced in the timeline of the dispute is.

(E) The mediation process itself is likely to cost as much in time and money as the present grievance procedures. This is out of context. The point we must focus on is when the mediator is introduced in the timeline of dispute and not on how does the cost of the entire process of mediation compares with the cost of the existing process.

Thus, option C.
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Option C is the correct answer. Great explanation @subrataroy0210

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New post 07 Jan 2018, 21:42
this is a LSAT question, so the argument structure itself is quite complex.
Even though the question concerns with an issue in business, the question is still quite far from a normal gmat question.
Only A and C makes sense here, but the logic in C is still hard to comprehend.
I do not think this question is good for practicing.
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Company president: Grievance procedures should allow the grievant and the respondent to select a mediator who will attempt to work out a resolution. Grievances are costly and mediation could help to resolve many of them. However, beginning mediation fairly late in the process, as our human resources department proposes, wouldbe relatively ineffective.
Which one of the following, if true, most helps to justify the company president’s criticism of the human resources department’s proposal?

(A) People who file grievances are unreasonable and would resist listening to a mediator. -weakener
(B) Many disagreements are already being solved without the intervention of a mediator. -weakener
(C) Adversaries’ positions tend to harden as a dispute wears on, making compromise less likely. -Correct
(D) Respondents tend to be supervisors who cannot give in to employees without losing authority. -out of scope
(E) The mediation process itself is likely to cost as much in time and money as the present grievance procedures. -out of scope
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