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Fearing that the use of titles indicating position in the corporation tends to make the corporate hierarchy rigid by inhibiting communication, some corporations shun the use of executive titles. A title, however, can facilitate an executive's dealings with external businesses since it encourages outsiders to treat the executive with respect. The obvious compromise is for these executives to use their titles externally but not within their corporations.

Which of the following, if true, provides the most support for the compromise suggested above?

(A) Only small corporations can preserve an atmosphere of mutual respect and high regard without having a rigid corporate hierarchy.

(B) Referring to an executive by using a title can encourage both those outside the organization and inside the organization to treat the executive with respect.

(C) Even if it is widely known within a corporation that the corporation's executives use executive titles outside their organizations, this knowledge does not by itself inhibit communication within the corporation.

(D) A rigid corporate hierarchy can promote efficiency within an organization as well as provide access to the corporation for those outside the organization.

(E) Although many corporate executives disapprove of rigid hierarchies on the grounds that they inhibit communication, the vast majority of executives have no qualms about using titles both internally and externally.

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C!
A. Small corporations are never discussed . Incorrect
B. Respect inside the organization is not discussed in argument . Incorrect
D. Access to corporation was never discussed. Incorrect
E. Agreement of majority is not our concern. Incorrect
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Fearing that the use of titles indicating position in the corporation tends to make the corporate hierarchy rigid by inhibiting communication, some corporations shun the use of executive titles. A title, however, can facilitate an executive's dealings with external businesses since it encourages outsiders to treat the executive with respect. The obvious compromise is for these executives to use their titles externally but not within their corporations.

Which of the following, if true, provides the most support for the compromise suggested above?

A. Only small corporations can preserve an atmosphere of mutual respect and high regard without having a rigid corporate hierarchy - No differentiation b/w Small or big corporations.

B. Referring to an executive by using a title can encourage both those outside the organization and inside the organization to treat the executive with respect - Go against the argument.


C. Even if it is widely known within a corporation that the corporation's executives use executive titles outside their organizations, this knowledge does not by itself inhibit
communication within the corporation - Correct.

D. A rigid corporate hierarchy can promote efficiency within an organization as well as provide access to the corporation for those outside the organization - No other advantage except communication is discusses in passage.

E. Although many corporate executives disapprove of rigid hierarchies on the grounds that they inhibit communication, the vast majority of executives have no qualms about using titles both internally and externally - No mention of preference of executives.


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PLEASE EXPLAIN WHY C IS THE ANSWER ??
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The answer is C.

(A) Only small corporations can preserve an atmosphere of mutual respect and high regard without having a rigid corporate hierarchy. weakens - we want this to be true for all corporations, and this tells us it will only work for some

(B) Referring to an executive by using a title can encourage both those outside the organization and inside the organization to treat the executive with respect. weaken - the claim is that inside the organisation the executive should not be treated with a title - this suggests he should

(C) Even if it is widely known within a corporation that the corporation's executives use executive titles outside their organizations, this knowledge does not by itself inhibit communication within the corporation.This means that organisations can, in effect, have it both ways (exactly the way they want): both maintain external respect, and keep internal fluid communication. What we're looking for!


(D) A rigid corporate hierarchy can promote efficiency within an organization as well as provide access to the corporation for those outside the organization. weakens - this is exactly the opposite of our plan

(E) Although many corporate executives disapprove of rigid hierarchies on the grounds that they inhibit communication, the vast majority of executives have no qualms about using titles both internally and externally. weakens - this is a different plan than the one we have
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siddharthfrancis wrote:
PLEASE EXPLAIN WHY C IS THE ANSWER ??


The plan we must strengthen is a compromise: both maintain outer respect by using titles externally, but keep inner communication by not using them. The fear with such an approach is that the delicate balance won't work: the use of external titles mean they exist, and this will affect the internal atmosphere and trust. (C) is explicitly telling us this concern won't happen: we can both have outer respect and inner communication - exactly what we want.
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