Founders Wisdom: Corporate Entrepreneurship

Raj Gavurla

Raj Gavurla

by Raj Gavurla

Corporations are a vital part of an economy. So are foundations, government, and faith based initiatives. In corporations employees are starving for a new direction to create a new economy and adapt. Corporations are largely responsible for more business transparency because of the push for information technology (IT) and access to relevant information. Look at what information can be gathered from a Google search and now we can go directly to the consumer via Twitter and most importantly made our voices heard to produce positive change.

If you’re in a corporation trying to catch the next trend, then see what you think of this approach. Instill corporate entrepreneurship by:

1. Find Your Entrepreneurial Spirit

Answer the following questions:

Have you created anything new, improved a service or process to get work and get it done better? Are your employees excited like kids or dragging in with a bewildered look? Are you proactive in your industry or reactive? Do your employees even know what to do with an idea and how it flows through your organization? Are you finding the right partnerships to serve the marketplace in a unique and better way? Are you creating new relationships and do you really understand how to grow an idea and what it takes to germinate?

2. Maintain a Winning Mental Mindset

Employees need to know and believe what they are doing really makes a positive difference. They are more interested in having serious fun at work hundreds of days a year versus the weeks of vacation they receive. Work on instilling the mental motivation skills so your employees can be proud of the work they do to compete in a capitalistic marketplace. Put winning back into the workplace culture. More successes increases confidence, builds a foundation for mental motivation skills, and acts as a resource to grab from to create more successes. Increasing your employees’ mental motivation skills to learn at another new best level is the fastest way for performance improvement to grow, profit, and evolve.

3. Use Leadership Teamwork

The top down structure of leadership has been diminishing more and more and this will continue because of the will of the people and technology. Sure, for every decision there is a decision maker or group of decision makers. As a decision maker or non-decision maker are you involved in facilitated sessions or retreats to help decipher what your team really wants, prioritize, and produce goals and metrics? My research indicates that the majority of employees want to be on a team. However, the dynamics of a team are missing because they are not empowered to input for various reasons. Therefore, they feel isolated and this disrupts their mindset by putting their thinking in a rut. Sure, they can be fired but isn’t the purpose of a corporation to develop and grow each employee as an individual with unique talents and skills as well as a teammate. You’ll be surprised that instead of handling moral and attitude issues they will be forcing you to look at ways for you as a leader to grow, distribute, and incentize them to make your job easier and corporation more productive and profitable. Empowerment is not a buzzword. It is real and if you are willing to garner its creative force it will create the excitement you are looking for as a leader, boss, and employee.

Your clients will see the difference in your work and offerings. Spruce up your entrepreneurial spirit , winning mental mindset, and leadership teamwork on a regular basis. It’s not a one shot deal. You’ll have more serious fun. It just takes investment of work, time, and money. That’s real good because you receive a return on investment . It will make the hundreds of days at work just as exciting as those vacation days unless, of course, you’re going on an all expenses paid trip to Hawaii.

Raj works with organizations that want more productivity and profitability by improving their mindset, mood, and motivation. He is the author of Winning at Entrepreneurship. Contact him at 404.918.7366, raj@rajgavurla.com or visit www.rajgavurla.com for more information .

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