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Necessity for personal growth determines high performance in a work environment through multi-dimensional factors such as satisfaction with work, co-workers, management, career growth prospects in both short and long term and employers’ vision and mission leading to organizational out-performance. However people who have no such necessity for growth end up with low performance bordering around devious ways of going up the ladder by means other than merit such as sycophancy etc. Need for personal growth is therefore an essential part of one’s career.

Which of the following strengthens the argument?

A. Work environment is the most essential feature of an organization’s progress
B. The organization as driven by its desire to achieve its vision and mission is the most important factor of organizational behavior
C. Organizational goals are more important than personal goals for an organization through which they flourish
D. Charity begins at home in organizations too.
E. Low performers are known devils who can be easily weeded out.

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OA: D
OE:
A: The individual and his attitudes are more important
B: This argument ignores individualism totally
C: This cannot be true. Without the individual, there is no community
D. Correct Choice; Everything has an angle is very true even in corporate domains
E. It requires elaborate procedure to dismiss on the basis of performance alone.
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New post 23 Mar 2014, 08:43
Hello Daagh, good evening !!

Could you please explain how D is correct ? I did not understand the provided explanations. Also, could you please update the sequencing of the answer choices ? Answer Choice C is appearing twice

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I selected C.

1. Kindly explain what does this D means in line with argument...Charity begins at home in organizations too..?

2. What is the source of this question ?
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Hello Daagh,

Could you please explain the approach for this question.

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Hi Experts,

Wats the OE for this.
I just din't understood why D is OA

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The point of my argument is that personal growth achieved through ethical means, such as those cited in the prompt, is the driver of one own progress in one’s career. So, one has to put one’s own needs first before considering others. A well understood axiom that has been in use for centuries illustrates the same precisely.

A. Work environment is the most essential feature of an organization’s progress -- The argument is about one’s personal growth in one’s career. This choice talks about the organization's progress. Irrelevant

B. The organization as driven by its desire to achieve its vision and mission is the most important factor of organizational behavior --- This is excluding the individual althogether, without whom there may not exist an organization.

C. Organizational goals are more important than personal goals for an organization through which they flourish --- This is again focusing on the organization.

D. Charity begins at home in organizations too. – This is substantiated by the axiom referred to above. What holds good for the society at large is also true in organizations. This is the strengthener.

E. Low performers are known devils who can be easily weeded out. --- We are talking about outperformers and not low performers – Out of scope.

This is my perception. Of course, perceptions may differ from person to person.
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New post 02 Jan 2016, 02:13
Thanks Daagh
It is crystal clear now.
Although i would rate the choice as mild strengthener, but that's the beauty of strengthen question, answer choice can strengthen the stimulus from 1 to 100 %.

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Many thanks Daagh
The explaination is very clear, but could help me understand the reasoning of choice D, how charity is related to individualistic
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daagh wrote:
The point of my argument is that personal growth achieved through ethical means, such as those cited in the prompt, is the driver of one own progress in one’s career. So, one has to put one’s own needs first before considering others. A well understood axiom that has been in use for centuries illustrates the same precisely.

A. Work environment is the most essential feature of an organization’s progress -- The argument is about one’s personal growth in one’s career. This choice talks about the organization's progress. Irrelevant

B. The organization as driven by its desire to achieve its vision and mission is the most important factor of organizational behavior --- This is excluding the individual althogether, without whom there may not exist an organization.

C. Organizational goals are more important than personal goals for an organization through which they flourish --- This is again focusing on the organization.

D. Charity begins at home in organizations too. – This is substantiated by the axiom referred to above. What holds good for the society at large is also true in organizations. This is the strengthener.

E. Low performers are known devils who can be easily weeded out. --- We are talking about outperformers and not low performers – Out of scope.

This is my perception. Of course, perceptions may differ from person to person.





Hi daagh,

As stated in stimulus--- " Necessity for personal growth determines high performance in a work environment.

Conclusion- Need for personal growth is therefore an essential part of one’s career.
We need to strengthen the argument-
So, If we show that high performance is required---> then we are strengthening the argument (As per my view, correct me if I am wrong)

As stated in Option E.

E. Low performers are known devils who can be easily weeded out.

If Low performers are weeded out, then we can say that Out performers will DEFINITELY weeded out.
Therefore, an individual should be high performer. So, it strengthens the argument

IMO- E

Please share your thought.
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Hi Daagh,

As stated in stimulus--- " Necessity for personal growth determines high performance in a work environment.

Conclusion- Need for personal growth is therefore an essential part of one’s career.
We need to strengthen the argument-
So, If we show that high performance is required---> then we are strengthening the argument (As per my view, correct me if I am wrong)

As stated in Option E.

E. Low performers are known devils who can be easily weeded out.

If Low performers are weeded out, then we can say that Out performers will DEFINITELY weeded out.
Therefore, an individual should be high performer. So, it strengthens the argument

IMO- E

Please share your thought.
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Yeah I agree with E 100%. If low performers can find other ways to climb the ladder (sycophancy, etc), then high performance resulting from a need for personal growth is NOT necessary for a successful career. But if low performers are weeded out then the only way to climb the ladder is to be a high performer.

What is the source for this question??? This is clearly the argument: "Need for personal growth is therefore an essential part of one’s career." Option "D" is completely out of scope for this argument. Even if D were true, so what? What does charity have to do with one's career?

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I have understood this question like this :

You have two option for career progression
1> personal growth
2> Sycophancy (However people who have no such necessity for growth end up with low performance bordering around devious ways of going up the ladder by means other than merit such as sycophancy etc.)

Now we had arrived at conclusion --> Need for personal growth is therefore an essential part of one’s career.
so there is missing gap between from 2 options to only 1 option, at the last.

So we have to justify that sycophancy willnot work. -- E states that " Low performers are known devils who can be easily weeded out. " so that means we have to opt for personal growth.

D has nothing to with this. WHat society, what organization (its out of scope completely)

daagh : Pl have a look.

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This is a really tough one, I went with E like others (after spending 3:45 min).

and spent 5 more minutes to understand the explanation .. :cry:, and still not sure if I get it :-D
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Kelzie01 wrote:
RAHKARP27071989 wrote:
daagh wrote:
Hi Daagh,

As stated in stimulus--- " Necessity for personal growth determines high performance in a work environment.

Conclusion- Need for personal growth is therefore an essential part of one’s career.
We need to strengthen the argument-
So, If we show that high performance is required---> then we are strengthening the argument (As per my view, correct me if I am wrong)

As stated in Option E.

E. Low performers are known devils who can be easily weeded out.

If Low performers are weeded out, then we can say that Out performers will DEFINITELY weeded out.
Therefore, an individual should be high performer. So, it strengthens the argument

IMO- E

Please share your thought.
Thanks in advance


Yeah I agree with E 100%. If low performers can find other ways to climb the ladder (sycophancy, etc), then high performance resulting from a need for personal growth is NOT necessary for a successful career. But if low performers are weeded out then the only way to climb the ladder is to be a high performer.

What is the source for this question??? This is clearly the argument: "Need for personal growth is therefore an essential part of one’s career." Option "D" is completely out of scope for this argument. Even if D were true, so what? What does charity have to do with one's career?


This is a bad question (or OA), that is very unlike the GMAT, in my opinion.

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