I believe that most people have the desire to create; whether it’s a business, a nonprofit, a work of art, there’s an entrepreneurial spirit in many of us. Today, companies are tapping into the entrepreneurial spirit of their employees by supporting and elevating intrapeneurs within their organizations. Are you an intraprenuer?
Intrapreneurship is known as the practice of a corporate management style that integrates risk-taking and innovation approaches, as well as the reward and motivational techniques that are more traditionally thought of as being the province of entrepreneurship. The term is not new, it’s been around since its first mention in a business paper in 1978, but today, the concept has morphed into something bigger. So big, in fact, that it is considered a movement. Check out the League of Intrapreneurs, where you will surely be inspired.
So where can you find intrapreneurs today? Most people envision the intrapreneur in a startup environment, where innovation and change move at warp speed with a pivot happening every day. True, there are many folks within those organizations who are risk takers and innovators but there is a growing army of intraprenuers within large corporations. And these folks are shifting the course of these companies from the inside. Let’s see if you fit the profile:
Do you dream of starting your own business one day?
Are you a problem solver who looks outside of your position/capabilities to find the best solution?
Are you comfortable failing?
Have you successfully built and led a team?
Is your desire for success infectious?
If you answered yes to the questions above, happily accept the badge of intraprenuership. Wear your new title with pride because we are certain you will excel within your organization and ultimately help lead and shape it.
How do you define intraprenuership? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
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