Typically your average employee will be willing to put in a sufficient amount of effort at work to keep the gears turning and ensure they will still have a job the next day. While the ideal scenario is that everyone under your employment is constantly striving to go above and beyond, this isn’t always the case. That is why many companies allow the option for their employees to invest in stock options. It used to be that stock options were offered to top management and particular key employees in order to tie their interests in with those of the company. However, recently employers are beginning to consider all of their employees to be key assets to the company, so the number of people holding stock options has increased significantly.