INTRAPRENEURSHIP: THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY
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Intrapreneurship comes in many shapes and forms, as you know.
Intrapreneurship is the maverick innovator, launching and leading exciting new ventures at the edge of their organizations.
Intrapreneurship is the application of startup methods within a corporate environment, for speeding up innovation and creating products customers actually want.
Intrapreneurship is the change towards a more entrepreneurial culture, the transformation to be agile and fit for the increasingly complex and digital world of business.
There are many inspiring examples of game-changing intrapreneurs, effective intrapreneurship programs and entrepreneurial organizational models and cultures successfully embedded.
But… all too often, at first sight, intrapreneurship programs are struggling to get real results, generate actual business growth and deliver the next big thing – and get killed.
These programs are stopped before actual learnings can take place, despitebeing managed and governed wrong or poorly and because there was no support for the program in the first place.
Of course, it’s all about experimenting and finding out what works. Maybe it is indeed wise to stop a particular program. But the underlying movement that intrapreneurship embodies, the re-defining of “why, how and what for” we work, is shaking up business as usual – and there is no way back. Intrapreneurship is no longer a nice-to-have, it’s a must.
Recognizing this trend, and following the feedback we’re getting from the members of our global community, we decided to devote the 7th Intrapreneurship Conference to discovering the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Intrapreneurship.
Wherever you are on your intrapreneurial journey, you’ll get hundreds of new ideas for taking that next step forward. You’ll learn from the successes and failures of others, and you’ll have in-depth conversations with likeminded peers in similar roles, chasing similar objectives and facing similar challenges.
This is your personal invite to join 150+ corporate innovators from across industries and 15+ countries, for 3 days of learning, sharing and networking in the vibrant city of Munich, from 11 to 13 May 2016. Don’t miss this unique gathering!
Here’s a first glimpse of some speakers and the stories they’ll share:
Corporate Accelerators – The Signpost of a Failing Innovation Culture?
How come the most innovative enterprises have no internal acceleration programs and yet year after year they continue to swiftly develop products and services that customers actually want?
The ROI of Innovation
When we propose a new product, we are often asked a single question: what’s the ROI? The entire conversation makes no sense and has to stop. Finance and Product need to stop talking about ROI, and start talking about investing in Innovation Options for the future of their company.
Intrapreneurship: A Strategy for Market Creation
Agile start–ups often show an advantage over large corporations to create entirely new customer segments. But embracing intrapreneurs helps your organization to capture those ‘overlooked’ or ‘unimagined’ opportunities
Navigating the Corporate Immune System
We’ve been intrapreneurs within Barclays since 18 months – and it has been quite a ride. We’ll share our journey from zeros to heroes (almost) and the key learnings along the way.
Four Key Stakeholders Share Their Story
Intrapreneurship can’t happen in silos. In an organization as diverse as Fraunhofer, everyone has to be on board for it to be successful.
No buzzwords, just true stories.
What Makes ALL The Difference?
In 2015, we opened up our Allianz Digital Accelerator to two groups of employees – one engaged fully, creating several new ideas. The other group? Not so much…
Click here to check out the more than 25 speakers confirmed on stage so far: the best experts, intrapreneurs and innovation practitioners to support you with “everything intrapreneurship”
This post was originally written by Hans Balmaekers and appeared here.