Strategic Compensation 7th edition Discussion Questions Chapter 12 2. Which component of compensation is most essential to motivate executives to lead companies toward competitive advantage? 5. Consult three recent articles (from newspapers, Internet news sources, or business magazines) on executive pay. Using these articles, describe the main issues and then your opinion about whether (or how) executive pay practices should change. Chapter 13 1. Discuss some of the problems that companies are likely to face when both contingent workers and core employees work in the same location. Does it matter whether contingent workers and core employees are performing the same jobs? Explain your answer. 3. What arguments can be made in favor of using compressed workweek schedules for companies that pursue lowest-cost strategies? What are the arguments against using compressed workweek schedules in such situations?