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Despite the emergence of a trend favoring flatter organization of human capital, companies should seriously consider the possibility that more rigid hierarchies might be better-suited to their purposes. The current management strategy at Globatron, for instance, involves a dependency on the superior talents of its younger employees. These newer employees, Globatron noticed, often have the capacity to solve complex management issues that would ordinarily fall under the aegis of upper management. It remains to be seen whether the company will continue to perform well when its relatively inexperienced leaders encounter issues that require significant depth and breadth of industry knowledge.

1. What is the author's tone on the current trend toward flatter organization of human capital?

A. Other companies should emulate the hierarchy of human capital that has been instituted at Globatron.
B. Upper management should always resolve issues that require significant depth and breadth of industry knowledge.
C. Globatron's current strategy is vulnerable to failure on the grounds that young leaders are likely to encounter problems that require more experience than they can claim.
D. A company should take careful consideration when deciding which organization of human capital is most appropriate for its purposes.
E. Flat organizations of human capital are generally superior to more rigidly hierarchical ones.

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The author's tone on the cited general trend is mentioned in the first line: companies should seriously consider the possibility that more rigid hierarchies might be better-suited to their purposes. This is the statement of opinion put forth by the author; the example involving Globatron and the reference to weaknesses in its strategy both support the author's general stance that rigid hierarchies should not be dismissed out of hand—despite the general trend (conventional wisdom) favoring the opposite. Note that choices A and C are too specific, as they refer to tones on Globatron in particular and not to the trend that can be observed in companies as a whole. Hence, option D is correct.
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