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# Which of the following best completes the passage below?

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Which of the following best completes the passage below? [#permalink]

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14 Jun 2010, 10:48
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Which of the following best completes the passage below?
When a project is failing and should be terminated, plan to bring in a new manager. New managers are more likely to terminate the project than are the original managers because______
(A) the project may have failed for reasons that the original manager could not have foreseen
(B) organizations tend to reward managers who can overcome problems
(C) managerial decisions to terminate a project should depend on the likelihood of the project’s eventual success
(D) the original managers were not necessarily able to overcome problems caused by external events over which they had no control
(E) the new managers have no need to justify the earlier decision to maintain the project

The ans of the given passage is E. Using POE (Process of Elimination), we can select E but can anyone explain how E is suitable to the passage.

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Re: 1000 CR query: Complete the passage [#permalink]

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17 Jun 2010, 07:04

the arguments states that the new managers are brought in to terminate the project.

the question is "why new managers are more likely to terminate a failing project?"

only E gives a reasonable answer to the above question ... the new manager did not start the project and does not have his job or reputation at stake for termination of the project.

so E is the correct ans

A) new managers may not see those problem too

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Kudos [?]: 761 [0], given: 6

Re: 1000 CR query: Complete the passage [#permalink]

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21 Jun 2010, 12:50
The new manager will more likely terminate the project because he was not involved in the earlier execution of the project and so will not be questioned for his decision to terminate.

It is better to terminate than to wear the hat of the failure of project.

So E.

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Affiliations: University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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Re: 1000 CR query: Complete the passage [#permalink]

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21 Jun 2010, 21:21
Only contenders are C and E
C uses "likelihood of success". Which contradicts the premise - When a project is failing and should be terminated

Kudos [?]: 903 [0], given: 36

Re: 1000 CR query: Complete the passage   [#permalink] 21 Jun 2010, 21:21
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