by Alan Hall for Forbes Magazine: 8/21/12
This is a very informative article that explains and advocates the use of employee stock option plans.
Summary……. employee stock options can foster the twin goals of increasing worker productivity by providing economic stakes in the success of the company while at the same time enabling employees to achieve a substantial reward without a cash burden to the company. However, keep in mind, there are many alternatives to wisely consider ensuring a high level of employee engagement and corporate success. I recommend company leadership should retain the services of a competent and seasoned attorney for guidance on this important topic.