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Does CEO compensation in the form of stock and stock options create alignment with company value creation? No.
Current case: The debt ceiling gymnastics.
As the stock market drops, is that reflective of less value creation by a particular CEO? (No.)
Should a CEO receive less income because the stock market is being held hostage by certain members of Congress? (No.)
Conclusion: CEO compensation in the form of stock and stock options does not create alignment with company value creation.
Does enforcement matter? Regarding highway speeds, it does, and one attorney says yes it does matter with companies too.
FT (Richard Waters): Google faces fresh fire over web reviews “Without proper sanctions, ‘no big company would ever obey the laws, they would do whatever they could get away with until they were caught’, said” Gary Reback, a Silicon Valley lawyer. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/561dcd98-b61f-11e0-8bed-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1TP7KiEVv
Just like they predicted in the Weekly Reader in elementary school, fewer work hours are needed today …but then it was just supposed to mean more leisure time not millions unemployed.
FT (John Gapper): America’s turbulent jobs flight “US manufacturing has a good story to tell but that story is about technology and productivity rather than jobs for the millions of people out of work” http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/1d467a7c-b883-11e0-8206-0144feabdc0.html#axzz1TP7KiEVv
Civility in America 2011 (See link)http://www.webershandwick.com/resources/ws/flash/CivilityinAmerica2011.PDF
The economics of incivility.
The percentage of people who didn’t buy from a company because of incivility rose 13 percentage points over last year to 69%. The percentage who changed their opinion about a company due to incivility rose 14% (also to 69%). 1 in 5 employees have quit a company due to incivility in the workplace. Company leadership and employees themselves are primarily to blame for incivility according to those surveyed.