How Corporate Innovators Can Achieve
More Innovation Outcomes with Less
We’ve gathered and synthesised key learnings from empowering 2,000+ intrapreneurs and business leaders, and compressed them into 6 lessons valuable to any CEO or managers looking to both lead innovation, and do innovation, effectively, during crises.
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“Every company has people with an intrapreneurial mindset – people who want to make a real difference. The best thing you can do is give these people the space to grow and very quickly you will see exciting things start to happen.”
Jean-Baptiste LimareCEO of Veygo by Admiral Group
“Leaders are now turning towards a new type of innovation to successfully innovate during crises. Successful organisations are putting in place systems to apply intrapreneurship techniques inside their teams.”
Amy GuttmanJournalist at BBC and Forbes Contributor
“CEOs who don’t take advantage of intrapreneurship are leaving massive opportunities on the table. Intrapreneurship has the power to radically change the DNA of the company and to act as a catalyst toward company transformation.”
World Economic Forum
“The future of work will require organisations to develop teams of creative and strategic thinkers who can develop and execute new solutions and propositions quickly.“
“Employers will need to focus their attention on building a more robust talent pipeline and implementing re-skilling programs to gain a competitive edge as they recover from the pandemic”.
Michael SmithCEO Randstad Sourceright
“Using internal resources makes sense during straightened times, but intrapreneurship can be hard to pull off. Companies just need to shift the way they see intrapreneurship programmes. They are a tool to shift mindsets towards a more future-oriented approach.”
“The future of work will require organisations to develop teams of creative and strategic thinkers who can develop and execute new solutions and propositions quickly. Investing in intrapreneurial skills will become a key driver of improved talent retention, customer value, societal impact, and profitable growth.”
3 Lessons for Business Leaders to shape internal processes and incentivise innovation.
Ensure Innovation is Strategically-Aligned
Innovation efforts need to be aligned with the strategic goals and priorities of the business. Buy-in from the top comes from clarity on how innovation is clearly driving the strategic outcomes the business needs.
Frame the Quick Win
Try not to focus immediately on how a proposition is not feasible, viable, or commercial enough. Instead, look for a way to take the first step by reframing it to reveal the quick win.
Ringfence and Protect
If your teams have shown you proof, a strong business case, and a credible plan, then play your part by ringfencing resources and protecting them.
3 Lessons for Intrapreneurs to influence strategic growth and lead innovation propositions.
Decrease Uncertainty through Experimentation
Use lean experiments to decrease uncertainty iteratively. Lean provides practical techniques to validate an idea while keeping time and resources spent to a minimum.
Build a Business Case
Formulate a succinct and simple business case, focusing on data-driven evidence and proof that your idea can impact the strategic goals of the organisation.
Build a Roadmap to De-risk
Being an intrapreneur is all about showing how you will continually de-risk the idea, evidencing feasibility, viability and scalability.
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