|Does your company know its intrapreneurs?|
There is a thriving entrepreneurial climate within Indian companies, but usually there are no practices or a management approach to identify and enable such innovation to grow. Employees with an entrepreneurial spirit – or intrapreneurs – are willing to take calculated risks for the company but need the management’s involvement.
How do you know whether you have intrapreneurs and what you need to do about them? There is a gap that Unfold Consulting has identified in this area and we will soon roll out an extensive quantitative and qualitative study to understand the art and science of intrapreneurship. In the meantime, we spoke to Priya K from Ingersoll Rand to learn about their intrapreneurship program.
|GUEST CORNER: AN INTERVIEW WITH PRIYA K. ON HOW INTRAPRENEURSHIP IS THRIVING AT INGERSOLL RAND|
|Priya is the Head – Talent and Organization Capability, India, at Ingersoll Rand. Unfold Consulting caught up with her to understand how her company has made intrapreneurship part of its DNA.
Q: Tell us how this concept came to be recognised and addressed at your company
Q: Do you have a specific program that nurtures intrapreneurship or is it more organic?
A: We started off with a more organic approach of sharing best practices internally. After a few years, we have started inviting external industry leaders and practitioners. This encourages an outside-in perspective.
Q: What do you think has led to intrapreneurs feeling the urge to share their ideas…how much has to do with the mindset among management?
A: Our senior leadership is aligned and they understand the importance and significance of building intrapreneurial capabilities. The challenge is to build this mindset and skill across all levels of the entire organization.
Q: Do you feel that the intrapreneurs’ ideas have brought a return on investment? Is there a future in developing the intrapreneurship program further?
A: Yes, we absolutely believe that continuing to build intrapreneurial capabilities is critical to the success of the Engineering and Technology Centre.
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|Are you keen to participate in the intrapreneurs’ research conducted by Unfold Consulting? You’ll get to showcase your best practices, learn how to identify and retain intrapreneurs, obtain benchmarked data, among many other things. Get in touch if this interests you! email firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com|