We hear over and over from our clients and referral sources looking for solutions to long-term equity incentive compensation planning "I'd like to compensate my employees in stock to incentivize them and motivate them to help grow the company." This is not just limited to our practice in the Silicon Valley business community, it’s for middle market companies everywhere.
Our response is always the same. The truths are that:
- You cannot motivate employees
- You can't simply roll out an equity incentive plan and expect it to be well-received by all the employees you think want equity compensation.
As the saying goes, “not all Donkeys like carrots on the end of a long stick.”