The idea behind Employee Participation is not equal in every situation. Often Employee Participation is linked to either financial participation (profit sharing or even ownership) or legal participation (a “say” in the decisionmaking process) or both. Our view on Employee Participation is that employees co-own the company they work for and maybe even also have legal rights to it (meeting and/or voting rights). Employees will participate in the company of their “boss”. This is an excellent way to reward employees for their hard work and involvement in the company. Research has shown that the more an employee can participate, starting financial and evolving to legal, the greater the commitment and communal strength of the team. You really create heroes when everyone co-owns the business.