Companies Need "Intrapreneurs"

Employers are placing more and more value on employees ability to get involved and to take the initiative to do things independently, using innovative ideas.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Being an entrepreneur does not necessarily mean being the founder of a new businesses, but can also mean having an innovative attitude to finding solutions to problems and the habit of transforming challenges into opportunities. And that is something that can be done from inside companies.

Having experience in working for consolidated companies helps people avoid making mistakes when starting their own ventures. This is what the Director of the Institute of Entrepreneurship at ESADE Barcelona, Jordi Vinaixa calls "doing the process backwards."

An article in contains an interview with the Catalonian professor, where the specialist in entrepreneurship stresses "the importance that entrepreneurial experience has on the development of any professional career."

"The act of initiating is a key moment in any career and there are more and more businesses who value this ability of their employees to initiate, or, to use other words, to have people who have the initiative to do things independently, using innovative ideas. They are called ‘intrapreneurs’ "

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