I’m working on a business discussion question and need an explanation to help me learn.
Our fourth module addressed how organizations motivate employees to come to work and give their best efforts, through base pay, incentive or variable pay, benefits, and a safe and healthy work environment. Consider what you’ve learned over these four chapters and write an essay that explores in detail:
- the typical balance of base pay (salary or hourly wages) and variable (incentive) pay for common jobs in this industry or career path
- how managers can use an incentive plan to drive the desired behaviors and results in your industry or career path (with specific examples for multiple common jobs)
- any unusual or innovative benefits that organizations in your industry or career path may offer
- workplace safety or health concerns that may be known in this industry or career path, and how managers and HR can help reduce the risk
Each written assignment in this course should include at least 6 pages of double-spaced content in 12-point Times New Roman font, summarizing your key learnings in class and how they are relevant in your industry or career path. Written assignments require application of content from the textbook and any other learning materials provided in the course, as well as your own independent research (especially around industry-specific aspects of the assignment).
Your paper should be formatted and written in the style dictated by the American Psychological Association (APA) 7.0 Style guidelines. Please see the Lynn Library APA Style guide (Links to an external site.) for assistance here, including the pre-formatted template in Microsoft Word (Links to an external site.). You do not need to use an Abstract or a Table of Contents, but you will need a Title Page and a References Page in the correct formats. You are strongly encouraged to work with the Writing Lab (Links to an external site.) to get assistance with your academic writing; take advantage of this free service, as part of your university education!
You must use APA-formatted in-text citations and References to indicate the source of any ideas you apply from other authors. You are encouraged to summarize and paraphrase whenever possible rather than directly quoting, as your instructor is much more interested in what you now know and understand than in what you can quote from your research. (However, citations and References are still required, even if you’re not directly quoting.)
All written assignments in this course follow the 300 Level Grading Rubric for Written Communications, which is listed below. Your grade will be determined by the ratings you earn on each line of the rubric, so please pay close attention to the descriptions of each item.