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Every leader wants a more entrepreneurial workforce – to help their organisation adapt, find efficiencies and move quickly to seize new opportunities. The business magazines are full of entrepreneurialism at the moment and every one of the multinational management consultancies has produced a report on the topic in the past year. It seems we all agree that winning in today’s market comes down to how well an organisation can tap into the entrepreneurs within their business.
As Thomas H. Davenport and Julia Kirby put it in HBR’s June issue, in an article titled Beyond Automation:
“In an era of innovation, the emphasis has to be on the upside of people. They will always be the source of next-generation ideas and the element of operations that is hardest for competitors to replicate. (If you think employees today lack loyalty, you haven’t noticed how fast software takes up with your rivals.”
Like all culture change though, seeding entrepreneurialism takes leadership commitment over a long-term. Success depends on many interlocking factors. It starts with setting a clear vision and creating trust with clear principles, transparent communications and consistent role-modelling from leaders themselves. But an entrepreneurial culture also requires the right team structures and operational methodologies, and employees will need new skills like goal-setting, problem-solving and resilience. Then smart initiatives can help teams gain confidence with the new way of thinking and working: exploring partnerships with the not for profit sector, establishing labs and innovation challenges, and deliberately celebrating stories of creativity and experimentation.
What works for one organisation will need adapting for another, but there are tools and examples to learn from.
We’re partnering with Humanity in Business to bring leaders together for a one day event, 4 September, to share challenges and solutions. We’ll discuss case studies and learnings from leaders like Steve Vamos, Bernadette Inglis, David Cooke and Andy Lark. Dr Tim Sharp will start a discussion on the psychology of entrepreneurial thinking, and Curious Collective will lead a group exercise in venture creation with a purpose. Throughout the day, leaders will uncover opportunities, acquire tools, and develop a plan to grow an entrepreneurial culture within their existing teams.
Leading an Entrepreneurial Culture to Drive Growth,
4 September, 9am- 5.45pm.
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Steve Vamos, non-executive director, Telstra (former CEO Microsoft ANZ)
Keeping your Organisation ‘New’ in Unpredictable and Fast Changing Times
Dr Tim Sharp, adjunct professor UTS Business School & Founder of The Happiness Institute
Applications of Positive Psychology in the Workplace
Bernadette Inglis, Group GM, Group Operations, Property and Procurement, Westpac Group
Hardwiring Empowerment (a Case Study)
Dr. David Cooke, MD, Konica Minolta Australia
Creating Intrapreneurs within a Corporate Environment
Gauri Bhalla, Curious Collective
Ideation for Inside Out: an Exercise in Venture Creation
Andy Lark, CMO, Xero
Leading in the Connected Era