Call for Participation bij re:publica: Intrapreneurship

De inhud van mijn inzending voor re:publica 2020 over ondernemendheid en intrapreneurship.

Eerst moeten nog een kleine 1000 andere sprekers en FfAs aan de kant worden gezet maar als dat lukt sta ik op het programma van re:publica in Berlin. Ondernemendheid

Ondernemendheid, intrapreneurship, systemen waar medewerkers empowered gaan worden om binnen de kaders van de organisatie waar ze werken te komen tot interne innovatie, startups van binnen uit of het inzetten van medewerkers als consultants voor innovatie en betere resultaten. Dat vereist een hoop omdenken, anders denken en afscheid nemen van gebaande paden en gestaald kader. Noodzakelijk, want concurrentie van andere landen, andere manieren van jlant benadering en de eisen voor een beter klimaat zijn maar een paar van uitdagingen voor 2020 en verder.


Intrapreneurship: Looking for solutions inside the box

Short thesis

Every organization has hidden skills and knowledge, most in the heads of employees. Using this power could improve the company’s success by reducing the need for resources and become a desired, profitable employer. Our workshop will be a steppingstone for employees and employers to start or enable intrapreneurship in their company.


Acting outside the box? Seriously, why?

Did you use all resources you could find inside that box? Say, you’re a not-so-simple worker at a (huge) corporation or at an SME, like a big supermarket where you’re one of the people filling the shelves or manning the checkout.

More and more companies are struggling with a workforce that often has more skills, better education than a lot of their line-managers. Some of them feel forced to build trenches like those in WW1, known for standstill, losses and no winners.
Another challenge is the changing of old values: Maximizing profit, unscrupulous use of resources, slave-like jobs in cheap factories on another continent or demanding 60 hours in a 40-hour contract: These situations are accepted less and less.

As an experienced, and rather smart employee, you have seen a lot of possible improvements, sometimes simple changes that could have a serious impact on the companies balance sheet, health of your colleagues and yourself and a better use of resources.

Management, like banks, are number driven so, give them numbers. It’s also a reality check for your plan, your startup or your dream.The basis always has to the improvement to the entity, drawn  up in numbers: Less sick leaves, lower turnover of staff, less costs or better prices. If your ideas demand little resources and show serious results this will improve your chances. The “language” of your plan should address the challenges of the reader.

Intrapreneurship is a form of hardship. Convincing eager investors is harder than convincing layers of management, and the reward might not be as big as you’d expect. No IPO, no stocks or options. But it offers you a start of your entrepreneurship!

Our panel discussion will be centered around how to enable intrapreneurship in your company, whether you are a CEO, HR professional or a smart, brave employee. We hope this will help you get started.

And sure, as entrepreneurs ourselves we’ll certainly cover startups!

Auteur: JohnPeter

JohnPeter Elverding (1957) begeleidt ondernemers en ondernemingen op gebied van een duurzame toekomst, waarbij de winst een noodzaak is om duurzaam te kunnen groeien en waarbij kosten niet zozeer de laagste maar de voor iedereen beste kosten zijn.