Here are two approaches to solve the problem of aligning worker interests with the corporate interests:
- Home owners are, in general, more likely to take good care of their property than renters are. Similarly, workers who have an ownership in a company are more likely to be interested and productive than if they simply “work there.” Give workers stock options.
- When someone else makes all the decisions (about how to solve a problem, which alternative to take, etc.) then workers have no incentive to be creative and are not motivated. Give workers real decision-making power.
— Extracted from The Wisdom of Crowds by James Suroweicki