You might not think about your stock options and their value very often, but the indicators in the following list are worth paying attention to. If the company is ill-run, the value of your stock options may trend downward. Heed these signs of declining stock option value and act accordingly:

  • A revolving-door management team

  • A disinterested friends-and-investors-dominated Board of Directors

  • A big jump in turnover rates

  • Rose-colored glasses syndrome

  • High levels of customer dissatisfaction

  • Poor internal systems and infrastructure

  • Inconsistent communication from management

  • Open talk among employees about leaving

  • A general sense of panic