Many urgent care operators work hard to get their employees to take ownership of their jobs. Now one of the key stakeholders in the growth of the urgent care industry has taken those efforts to the next level by literally making employees partial owners of the company they work for. Practice Velocity CEO David Stern, MD surprised employees at a recent town hall-style meeting by telling them how much he appreciates the positivity they bring to work—and demonstrating that appreciation by telling them that each full-time employee now owns shares in the company. Stern says it’s simply a way of giving them credit for what they’ve been doing all along (ie, approaching their jobs “like owners”). Practice Velocity is a major provider of medical software services, with deep roots in urgent care.
Helping Workers Take Ownership by Giving Them Ownership