I really love this global moment of entrepreneurship, is amazing the number of entrepreneurs , startups and people dreaming about building startups everywhere in the globe. This is really an exponencial moment of innovation, ideias and society development.
I, as an entrepreneurship lover and a corporate expert, believe that we should stimulate people inside the companies with the same energy and motivation for just allowing them of being intrapreneurs so it could provide new levels of development and changes for better results.
People usually have lots of ideas and all they just want are time and resources for implementing that. People just want an authorization . That is the biggest value of an intrapreneurship program.
When you create processes that stimulates ideas, when you put the people closed to the executives of the company to present their project proposal and when you provide time for them to work on their own ideas, you won’t have only more projects on your portfolio, but you will build a team of “owners” of the company, they will work as they own the company.
You will have employees more motivated and engaged with the main goal of the company, even if their idea is not approved, because the value of being listened is trumendous .
The cultural impact of an intrapreneur program is marvelous and the results will come by itself, as you are generating more protagonists for better results.
As the time passes, you will find out that all the people that passed through this intrapreneur program will become change makers and will start to promote it in their day by day and will become influencers to motivate their colleagues and the effect in a long term you can imagine.
For my experience in two big corporations and more then 8 years working with this innovation programs, I can tell you that all efforts worth it , specially when you see the culture of your company with more proactive people that are leading continuous improvements and innovations everyday with ownership of the business.
Note: This post was created in Oct 2017 in my Tumblr, and I am reposting here. Even that the content looks quite ok for nowadays, I have also expanded my vision about intrapreneurship after this 4 years in Germany. It deserves a new post, is coming soon .