67 percent of U.S. employees don’t feel engaged at their jobs

Amy Rees Anderson

This entrepreneur wants to empower people to find fulfillment in their work

More than 120 million people in the U.S. work full-time. But, according to Gallup, most employees don’t find their work engaging. Many people find little joy or meaning in what they do.

Some business leaders, like Amy Rees Anderson, are trying to change that.

Amy founded MediConnect Global while she was a single mother of two. As a single parent, she had a deep appreciation for the sacrifices people make spending time away from their families to work. So, it was important to her that employees be given the opportunity to find genuine fulfillment in their career.

Amy created a culture to encourage employee fulfillment—rewarding employees for helping others to excel. Amy told her employees, “We’re going to grade you as a manager by how many other leaders come from your team.”
Amy understood that helping others find meaning and purpose is a win-win situation.

Since its founding in 2006, MediConnect has grown to over 2,000 employees who have pioneered innovation in electronic medical records and health information exchange.

Amy is one of more than 700 business leaders and philanthropists who are part of the Stand Together community—and who employ more than two million people. She’s also helping teach the next generation of business leaders by supporting university programs focused on principled entrepreneurship. Amy’s story shows what’s possible if businesses act in principled ways.

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