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Unenlightened authoritarian managers rarely recognize

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Unenlightened authoritarian managers rarely recognize a crucial reason for the low levels of serious conflict among members of democratically run work groups: a modicum of tolerance for dissent often prevents (i) __________.

A demur
B schism
C cooperation
D compliance
E shortsightedness

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The blank must be filled with a word that describes a problem that a work group can suffer, a problem that can be a cause of (or associated with) serious conflict. Of the answer choices, only “schism” fits this description.

Thus, the correct answer is schism (Choice B).
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Re: Unenlightened authoritarian managers rarely recognize [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2016, 00:59
Why not cooperation

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We are looking for a word which is the opposite of cooperation. Hence schism is a good fit The key word here is "tolerance of dissent"; with "tolerance of dissent" you can have greater cooperation or lack of schism.
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Re: Unenlightened authoritarian managers rarely recognize [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2018, 22:37
Since there was a colon I interpreted the second part to be a continuation of first part. having a low tolerance for dissent would prevent cooperant in work groups.

What is wrong with the interpretation?
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Re: Unenlightened authoritarian managers rarely recognize [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2018, 16:05
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The part of the sentence after the colon is a reinforcement of the first part.

this what did you mean ??

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Since there was a colon I interpreted the second part to be a continuation of first part. having a low tolerance for dissent would prevent cooperant in work groups.

What is wrong with the interpretation?


Actually this is a very subtle turn of phrase in English so I see where you are coming from. The way that you have read this is that "having a modicum of dissent" means as you say "having a low tolerance for dissent." And if you read the words literally that is what this would mean. "Modicum" does mean a small amount.

But in the context of this sentence this means something different. It is a contrast. You see the "authoritarian managers" who do not understand democratic workgroups are the types of managers who allow NO dissent. So the democratic workgroups are actually allowing MORE dissent by allowing a "modicum."

So the authoritarian workgroups allow no dissent at all, while the small amount of dissent allowed by democratic workgroups allows for the avoidance of serious conflict and therefore the avoidance of "schisms" which is choice B.
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Re: Unenlightened authoritarian managers rarely recognize [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2019, 17:50
sandy wrote:
Unenlightened authoritarian managers rarely recognize a crucial reason for the low levels of serious conflict among members of democratically run work groups: a modicum of tolerance for dissent often prevents (i) __________.

A demur
B schism
C cooperation
D compliance
E shortsightedness

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Question: 14
Page: 314


Just think "prevents" means here "to make cause". So, if you tolerate a little bit (modicum) bad things so it must causes something bad. Answer "schism" (divide people from instead of unite)
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