NSN Management Blog

NSN Management has been serving the Bixby area since 2012, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

How to Turn Intrapreneurs Into a Goldmine of Good Ideas

How to Turn Intrapreneurs Into a Goldmine of Good Ideas

Entrepreneurs enjoy an almost mythical standing in the business world as visionary leaders risking everything on an idea that, if successful, pays off in a big way. Yet, few understand the role of the intrapreneur; those who have equally big ideas, but operate in the context of established companies. Your business likely has dynamic intrapreneurs in your midst, but how do you make sure their voices are heard?

Intrapreneurs are employees that have the ability to see beyond the task at hand. They see the big picture in correlation with the goals of the company and they’re inclined to come up with progressive ideas that will benefit the entire company, including your bottom line.

Tim Beerman, CTO at Ensono, provides CIO with a good profile of an intrapreneur that business owners will find valuable. “These are the employees who want to get their hands dirty and are often the first people to volunteer for a job. Intrapreneurs are not content with the status quo. They often see how things could be part of a bigger picture and come up with ideas to realize this new vision." With this description in mind, can you think of anybody in your office that has intrapreneural tendencies?

To assist you further with identifying intrapreneurs and understanding how valuable they can be for your company, consider the following:

  • Intrapreneurs motivate those around them, challenging others with a fresh perspective and honest feedback.
  • Intrapreneurs are loyal and always look for ways to instill positive change in their organization.
  • Intrapreneurs have the drive and skills necessary to be successful outside of your business, yet they choose to stay and use their skills to grow your company.
  • Intrapreneurs consistently challenge the current business model and invite disruption, motivated by wanting to see the company improve.
  • Intrapreneurs have the ability to spot inefficiencies in the workplace and they’re willing to introduce unconventional ideas and take risks in order to resolve issues.

Identifying intrapreneurs should be easy enough; they’re motivated, loyal, and think outside the box. The challenge then for business owners is what to do with them? It may also be a challenge for business owners to embrace such an employee and their ideas, instead of feeling threatened if they come up with a way of doing something that’s better than the way it’s always been done.

How can you take intrapreneurs seriously in such a way that encourages them to step up and share their ideas? It’s crucial that you have communication channels in place that allow for this. Otherwise, the employee’s “intrapreneurial spirit” will be crushed, they’ll see no value in speaking up, and they’ll either put in the minimal effort required to perform their job or move on to another company that values their ideas. Or, worse yet, the ignored intrapreneur will find the motivation needed to become an entrepreneur and start a new company that grows to become a major competitor of yours. Yikes!

When it comes to making sure that intrapreneurs have their voices heard and their good ideas implemented, IT professionals can be of assistance. Beerman explains, "An intrapreneur might see inefficiencies within his or her company's workflow, but may not necessarily have the experience to fully develop a solution. The IT department can then act as a partner to find the right recommendation. When intrapreneurs and IT teams are communicating regularly, there are more windows of opportunity for collaboration. Innovation and collaboration will eventually become business as usual, once initial bridges are crossed."

Implementing this kind of collaboration between intrapreneurs and your IT department may require a major shift in your company culture. Although, seeing how intrapreneurs have the potential to bring some substantial ideas to the table, it’s a change that you can’t afford to put off. To get started with implementing communication solutions for your office that ensures ideas flow freely and everybody on your team has a voice, call the IT professionals at NSN Management today at 918-770-7400.

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner
Tip of the Week: 3 Ways for Your Business to Take ...
 

Comments 2

Carter on Thursday, 15 June 2017 04:04

What's up, it is extremely astounding and gainful web net page. Continue molding the magnificent trademark, top notch to find your practical net website page. Much obliged to you for super and Informative situated up. Use college paper writing service for your academic task. It is really helpful for your assignments and essays.

What's up, it is extremely astounding and gainful web net page. Continue molding the magnificent trademark, top notch to find your practical net website page. Much obliged to you for super and Informative situated up. Use [b][url=https://www.collegepaperwritingservices.com/]college paper writing service[/url][/b] for your academic task. It is really helpful for your assignments and essays.
wilsndavidk on Thursday, 15 February 2018 23:15

Nice post! I like this post very much. I very interesting to this post it gives happiness, information, and more different experience to me thank you for this post. The best online essay writing services are well-constructed, grammatically correct and unique essay for students.

Nice post! I like this post very much. I very interesting to this post it gives happiness, information, and more different experience to me thank you for this post. The [url=http://www.bestonlineessaywritingservices.com]best online essay writing services[/url] are well-constructed, grammatically correct and unique essay for students.
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Friday, 25 May 2018

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Technology Privacy Best Practices Business Computing Internet Cloud Hardware Malware Hackers Computer Business Management Hosted Solutions Windows Innovation Google Microsoft Windows 10 Backup Small Business Productivity Smartphone Operating System Saving Money Android Browser Hacking Cybercrime Upgrade Information Technology Email Server VoIP Law Enforcement Gadgets Telephone Systems User Tips Social Computers Apps Quick Tips Best Practice communications Save Money Business Software Gmail Alert Ransomware Miscellaneous Password History Money Applications Consultant Safety Virtualization Private Cloud Productivity DDoS Laptop Emergency Files Government Administrator The Internet of Things Facebook Unsupported Software Touchpad Wireless Technology Communication Social Engineering Access Humor Automation Reputation Telephony Employer-Employee Relationship Mobile Devices Transportation Uninterrupted Power Supply Disaster Recovery Operating Sysytem Going Green Cybersecurity Internet of Things Trending Avoiding Downtime Wireless Robot Business Continuity Passwords Data storage Budget VPN Recovery iPhone WiFi BDR Disaster Google Drive Hosted Solution Streaming Media Managed IT Services Remote Computing Tech Support Health Unified Threat Management Data Management Update Data IT Support Lithium-ion battery Chromecast Chrome Internet Exlporer Search Upgrades Sports Network Security Video Games Smart Technology Phone System Instant Messaging Computer Care Work/Life Balance Router Legal Music Efficiency End of Support Managed Service Provider Microsoft Office Mobility Flexibility Office Analytics Managing Stress Cleaning Risk Management Scalability Scam Big Data Cloud Computing Education Advertising Worker Wi-Fi HaaS How To Users Employer Employee Relationship Television Application Smartphones Save Time Workplace Tips Personal Information Current Events Social Media Computer Accessories Mobile Device Battery Hacker Antivirus Mobile Computing Office 365 Outsourced IT Point of Sale PDF Keyboard Holiday Black Market Relocation Vendor Management Cost Management Automobile Text Messaging Shortcut Entertainment IT Services USB Marketing Samsung Office tips Hiring/Firing Politics Virtual Reality Training Books Identity Theft Artificial Intelligence Benefits Experience Encryption Company Culture Electronic Medical Records Worker Commute

Latest Blog Entry

Entrepreneurs enjoy an almost mythical standing in the business world as visionary leaders risking everything on an idea that, if successful, pays off in a big way. Yet, few understand the role of the intrapreneur; those who have equally big ideas, but operate in the context...

Latest News

NSN Management launches new website!

NSN Management is proud to announce the launch of our new website at www.nsnmanagement.com. The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our services for prospective clients.

Read more ...