German Innovation Study confirms Intrapreneuring Increases Innovative Mindset

German Innovation Study confirms Intrapreneuring increases Employees’ Innovative Mindset

German researchers Philipp Gellert and Martin Müller of the Business Innovation and Change Management Dept. of the University of Applied Science in Munich, Germany (Hochschule München) published their international business consulting study “Konzept für Führungskräfte zur Implementierung einer Innovationsstrategie” (in German language only) in summer 2014.

The otherwise mostly self-explanatory graphics (see below) shows how different approaches increase employee innovation mindset (vertical axis) with long-term impact (“Langfristig”) in the upper right.  The study implicitly confirms the power of intrapreneurial and disruptive approaches.  Note that it explicitly mentions several intrapreneurial approaches I developed and also covered in my blog in more detail:

"Konzept für Führungskräfte zur Implementierung einer Innovationsstrategie" business consulting study by Philipp Gellert and Martin Müller, Business Innovation and Change Management, University of Applied Science Munich (Hochschule München), Germany, 2014
Graphics on page 57 shows “School for Intrapreneurs” and “Angel Investing” as long-term shifters of employee innovation mindset in the upper right corner!



Author: Stephan Klaschka

Stephan Klaschka is an awarded innovation executive, C-level consultant, Intrapreneur, and serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of international work experience. He held various senior business operations, strategy, regulatory compliance and innovation roles with Boehringer Ingelheim, leaving as Director of Global Innovation Management and Strategy. In this first-of-its-kind position, Stephan's work was central to the new growth rejuvenation strategy as a catalyst to initiate and drive pivotal innovations, leadership development, and disruptive and digital transformation across the Boehringer Ingelheim group worldwide. He has recently served as interim CEO and COO of startup companies in Europe and the United States. Stephan holds Masters Degrees in Computer Science, Management, and Business Administration as well as advanced degrees in Strategy, Innovation, and Leadership from leading schools in Europe and the United States. PMP certified. He has published extensively and created award-winning workshops on topics including intrapreneurship, healthcare, pharma, and new technologies. Stephan currently consults independently out of New York.

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