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Most employees in the computer industry move from company to company, changing jobs several times in their careers. However, Summit Computers is known throughout the industry for retaining its employees. Summit credits its success in retaining employees to its informal, nonhierarchical work environment.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports Summit's explanation of its success in retaining employees?

B . A hierarchical work environment hinders the cooperative exchange of ideas that computer industry employees consider necessary for their work.

D. In a non-hierarchical work environment, people avoid behavior that might threaten group harmony and thus avoiding discussing with their colleagues any dissatisfaction they might have with their jobs.

I cannot determine why one answer is better than the other, even with OG's explanation.

Can someone please clarify?
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05 Mar 2008, 16:32
D is a very -ve sentence and seems to be counter attacking the logic to main sentence. I will choose B over D, as B is pointing to flaw in hierarchical offices.
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07 Mar 2008, 05:48
abhijit_sen wrote:
D is a very -ve sentence and seems to be counter attacking the logic to main sentence. I will choose B over D, as B is pointing to flaw in hierarchical offices.

What's a "-ve" sentence?

I still do not understand why b is better than d.
Is anybody able to explain?

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07 Mar 2008, 07:09
question is worded horribly, they screwed up designing this one
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07 Mar 2008, 08:17
lumone wrote:
What's a "-ve" sentence?

I still do not understand why b is better than d.
Is anybody able to explain?

Thanks,

Lumone

"-ve" = negative
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The conclusion says that a nonhierarchical work environment is the cause of the company's succes in retaining employess. In order to support this conclusion you have to find an answer choice that best demonstrates the validity of the conclusion.
Especially in a cause-effect relationship an answer choice that shows if the cause didn't occur the effect doesn't occur. That way answer B it's the best.
In D if it were true that in a nonhierarchical work environment, people tend to avoid behavior that might threaten group harmony and thus avoiding discussing with their colleagues any dissatisfaction they might have with their jobs. It means that people are really dissatisfied with the company's conditions and this work enviroment could be a cause for them to leave the company. This proves that not the nonhierarchical work enviroment is the cause in its success in retaining employes. This answer choice weakens the conclusion.
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07 Mar 2008, 08:45
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The conclusion says that a nonhierarchical work environment is the cause of the company's succes in retaining employess. In order to support this conclusion you have to find an answer choice that best demonstrates the validity of the conclusion.
Especially in a cause-effect relationship an answer choice that shows if the cause didn't occur the effect doesn't occur. That way answer B it's the best.
In D if it were true that in a nonhierarchical work environment, people tend to avoid behavior that might threaten group harmony and thus avoiding discussing with their colleagues any dissatisfaction they might have with their jobs. It means that people are really dissatisfied with the company's conditions and this work enviroment could be a cause for them to leave the company. This proves that not the nonhierarchical work enviroment is the cause in its success in retaining employes. This answer choice weakens the conclusion.

excellent explanation
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In D if it were true that in a nonhierarchical work environment, people tend to avoid behavior that might threaten group harmony and thus avoiding discussing with their colleagues any dissatisfaction they might have with their jobs. It means that people are really dissatisfied with the company's conditions and this work enviroment could be a cause for them to leave the company. This proves that not the nonhierarchical work enviroment is the cause in its success in retaining employes. This answer choice weakens the conclusion.

Thanks! But I still do not understand.

How do we know "that people are really dissatisfied with the company's conditions". Statement D just states that people " avoid discussing with their colleagues any dissatisfaction they might have with their jobs". "might" means that maybe they have, but that maybe they have no dissatisfaction.

And then "and this work enviroment could be a cause for them to leave the company". How do we know that dissatisfaction leads to people leaving the company? It might seem obvious in the real world, but in GMAT I do not assume that sort cause/effect relationship.

Could anyone advise?
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14 Mar 2008, 08:19
I think you are over analyzing the answers.

Comparing the two B looks more the likely. It clearly supports the stem in identifying the reason as to why the nonhierarchical structure is successful.

"A hierarchical work environment hinders the cooperative exchange of ideas that computer industry employees consider necessary for their work" B states A hierarchical work environment hinders the cooperative exchange of ideas that computer industry employees consider necessary for their work.. It only states positives.

now with D there is uncertatinty. In a non -heirachical work environment there may be issues that hinder their performance there might not be. Therefore B sounds more certain as it doesn't leave anything to your imagination. B is straight to the point.

I hope this helps.
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18 Mar 2008, 16:29
ahh.. i see... B it is then...
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