In a typical capitalist corporation, the goal of owning stock or shares to see them increase in value and be able to sell. Is this stock valuable to rich people with money to that is not used elsewhere right now? The ability to buy more and more of the stock or shares gives you more power over the company and allows you to sell more as the price goes up.
It is a false choice to have the only options be the Strong Man vs. the crowds.
Coops in general, but worker coops in particular, allow for people to think wholistically about issues.