Signs the Value of Your Stock Options Could Be in Trouble

By Alan R. Simon

Part of Stock Options For Dummies Cheat Sheet

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