Business Conversation Questions are widely used in speaking activities as pair interview or group discussion.

Executive pay – or, more formally, executive remuneration or compensation – has become an increasingly sensitive issue. Top executives are rewarded for success in the form of high salaries and share options (BrE) or stock options {AmE) – the chance to buy shares in the company cheaply. Executives say in their defence that share options are one of the incentives that can make them perform better. Company boards may appoint a remuneration committee to make decisions in this area. Remuneration consultants are brought in to advise on remuneration packages for senior
Executives may also be seen as being ‘rewarded’ for failure, with high payouts or payoffs when they leave the company following poor performance.
And there is increasing anger about the senior managers of banks receiving bonuses – extra payments – when their institutions have had to be bailed out – rescued – by governments. Following the banking crisis of 2007-9, senior bankers especially have been described, informally, as fat cats, implying that they do not deserve their continued high salaries and bonuses following the damage they have done to the institutions that they lead.

From Business Vocabulary in Use 

Example Conversation Questions:

What does executive pay mean?

Why has executive remuneration become a sensitive issue?

Who are top executives? When are they rewarded?

Why is the executive compensation high?

Do you think high executive compensation leads to success?

What are different forms of rewards for success?

What are the disadvantages of high salaries?

What are the advantages of stock option?

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