I wonder what Machiavelli would make of the modern day corporation? He certainly would be familiar with the politics. The unwritten rules of the company that dictate when and how decisions get made and which ideas (and teams) will sink or swim.
For social intrapreneurs it can feel like their entire job is one of influence and persuasion. And in many ways it is.
In our discussions with social intrapreneurs around the world, most refer to the hours they spend trying to understand the underlying motivations of others in order to get them 'on side'.
In this clinic, we will explore how successful social intrapreneurs have navigated the corporate waters. In particular, we will look at the following questions:
1. How do you decide who to approach and when?
2. What tips do you have for getting people 'on-side'?
3. How authentic and 'human' do you feel you can be inside a company?
Looking forward to the conversation!
This Intrapreneurship Clinic is the second in a 5-part series with the League of Intrapreneurs. Twice a month, members of Business Fights Poverty will have the opportunity to engage with Maggie De Pree, a lead author a the new Cubicle Warriors Toolkit, and other invited panelists. Each time, we will focus on a different element of the Tooklit.
Visit the last Intrapreneurship Clinic, on making the business case for social innovation, here: http://snipbfp.org/1f0sTCB
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