"Most large institutions operate at something less than 20% of their potential, if you measure potential by right decisions and right actions taken quickly and effectively."

~ Robert Shapiro, Former CEO, Monsanto





At Monsanto, when it started its transition from a chemical giant to a life sciences company, reward systems have been redesigned to focus on growth and instill a sense of ownership in the corporation. Monsanto granted stock option to the 95% of employees who previously didn't participate in a stock-option program.




 Economic Value Added (EVA) was adopted as the primary measure of financial performance.

Incentive plans are tied to EVA, and employees eligible for management incentives have had a portion of their incentive converted into option.


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