Select a company which which you are familiar (one you work for currently OR one you may aspire to work for OR one where a family member works). Using your own knowledge and available information (company intranet / internet) etc. 1. From CH 1: What is the network of returns that your company offers to employees? What "returns" would you like your company to ADD in order to increase the performance of people in your own group or department? (hint: see exhibit 1.4) 2. From CH 1&2: Based on information you can find, which policy issue of the four (internal alignment, external competitiveness, individual contribution, management) in the PAY MODEL do you think your company is MOST in tune to? LEAST? Why? Provide quotes, experiences/evidence, etc to support your answer. (hint: see exhibit 1.5, pgs 22-24 & exhibit 2.8 pgs 55-57) 3. From CH 2: Finally, try to infer your company's compensation strategy based on what you've noted above. What business strategy does it seem to best "fit" (i.e., cost cutter, customer centered, innovator, or something else)? Support your answer with information and evidence. (hint: see exhibit 2.3 45-47) Discussion Post Expectations Your active participation in the discussion forums is essential to your overall success this term. Discussion questions are designed to help you make meaningful connections between the course content and the larger concepts and goals of the course. These discussions offer you the opportunity to express your own thoughts, ask questions for clarification, and gain insight from your classmates’ responses and instructor’s guidance. Most students will earn "Proficient" marks according to the rubric. You post must be exceptional to be deemed "exemplary". For your post (1), you must do the following: Compose a response that fully answers all questions posed above (at least 300 words) Clearly integrate material such as required and supplemental course content, when appropriate (make sure you are using proper citation methods for your discipline when referencing scholarly or popular resources). Display a master of terminology and other vocabulary utilized in the chapter reading. Do not just post a stream of conscious response. Take the time to make a thoughtful, impactful post that you are confident will demonstrate to me that you've read the course material.