Don't Vest And Forget - Equity Compensation 101
Over the last several decades, employee equity has become a much larger part of employee compensation. Although not limited to tech companies, it has become especially popular among private and public tech companies to align employee incentives with that the company's performance of the company. The rationale is that if employees are compensated in company equity, their equity value will improve over time as employees are incentivized to maximize their company equity through greater work performance. Through equity compensation, employees have more "skin in the game," so to speak, concerning the company's performance.