Systems View Participants: When considering alternatives (such as, outsourcing, partnerships, or alliances), HR must know whether to look outside the organization for talent and services, or to use what is available within. Multiple variables must be considered, such as cost, competitive need, alignment with culture, etc. If this critical step is missed, opportunities vanish, and organizational needs may go unmet. As you explore this process, it should become much clearer how HR core competencies are well matched to the skills needed to pursue and manage alternatives to traditional capacity building approaches. By Day 3 of Week 2 Respond to the following Discussion questions/prompts in the Discussion 1 – Week 2 thread: Describe the advantages and disadvantages of strategic partnerships and alliances. Then, academically argue the top 3–5 advantages of one such alliance. Describe and analyze the variables that most influence organizational capacity within such an arrangement.