STUDY QUESTIONS FOR MERCK & CO., INC. (A)
1. Should the performance appraisal and salary administration system be revised? Why?
2. What changes would you recommend? How should the changes be implemented? Carefully think about the potential side-effects.
The primary assignment for this case is to put yourself in the role of Steve Darien who must recommend changes (if any) to the existing performance appraisal and salary administration system. Come to class prepared to discuss and defend your proposal.
Consider all aspects of your proposal carefully. It's not enough to suggest an alternative without thinking about potential side-effects. How will you implement your program, and "sell" it to your employees?