HOW TO SHARE OWNERSHIP?
There are many different ways for a company to share equity with their employees. Some of these are familiar like stock options, others are less well known. Some plans are "broad-based", meaning that they include most or all employees, others only include a small percentage. Some companies share a small portion of wealth with employees, others are 100% employee-owned. Next is a brief description of some of the different types of employee ownership plans that companies use.