CrossKnowledge faculty member Dorie Clark is the author of Entrepreneurial You. In the book, she provides readers with novel insights on entrepreneurial thinking to enhance their professional roles within organizations. Her program describes how even those not looking to become entrepreneurs are able to think and act entrepreneurially at their day job. Her methods on how to develop an intrapreneurial mindset are presented in this 10-minute e-Book.
The advantages of intrapreneurship
Intrapreneurship—the act of thinking entrepreneurially within an organization—is relatively recent. While entrepreneurship was once relegated to proprietors and start-ups, intrapreneurship is now recognized as beneficial for both the company and the employee.
Successful intrapreneurs know when to take initiative and controlled risks; they experiment, bring their ideas into practice, are self-sufficient and accountable for results.
It is important to note that intrapreneurship is not exclusively for the particularly creative and resourceful. Intrapreneurship is for all who wish to become better, more enterprising employees. All it takes is a push in the right direction and the freedom to think more independently.
Developing an intrapreneurial attitude
Developing an intrapreneurial attitude might seem challenging and difficult to achieve. It may also seem intimidating to add to a daily routine, but rest assured that it is an extremely rewarding investment.
Of course, it is necessary to to get out of one’s comfort zone in order to develop an intrapreneurial attitude. It is a journey filled with calculated risk-taking, challenging the status quo, pitching ideas, taking ownership of personal development, and more!