In this blog we explore the key leadership actions needed for a creative, innovative culture powered by intrapreneurship.
As this week is Global Intrapreneurs Week – you can follow what else is happening using the #GIW2020 on twitter – we thought we’d go back to basics with a blog on what intrapreneurship is.
The lockdown has started to ease and people are able to take steps to plan for recovery. Whether that’s re-opening businesses that had to completely shut down or considering how to bring teams back together again, it poses an interesting dichotomy for leaders. Will you take this the opportunity to harness the creativity that led to fundamentally new ways of working over the last few months or will you feel pressure to return to the old “normal”?
We've been talking to CEOs, managers and frontline staff in many different organisations over the last few weeks. Now that we're months into the Coronavirus response, there's a common theme: exhaustion. Not just the time being spent on work, but from the number of decisions, pace of change and ambiguity that touches everything. These questions are a place to start to help move into a much-needed reflective phase.
Can we still manage and plan change well when the change we envisaged is turbocharged, unprecedented and spanning both our personal and professional lives? The answer is YES. While it might feel different, it doesn’t need to be different. By applying basic service design principles and mindset, we can confidently respond at pace rather than through impulse.
The Lens is excited to launch the call for Partners for our third Shared Intrapreneurship Programme, supported by the William Grant Foundation and Scottish Government. There are up to six places available on the Programme for medium sized charities. We’re looking for innovative organisations to get in touch to talk to us about the difference intrapraneurship can make in the delivery of your mission.
A group of twelve intrapreneurs from Scottish social care charity, Cornerstone, partner of The Lens, took to the stage on Wednesday 11th May to present their business innovation ideas to a panel of judges to secure part of a £20,000 investment pot.