Can a Business Savvy Executive become a Social Intrapreneur ?

Social Intrapreneuring is on the rise – are you in?

ConsciousLab blog - Adventure to Consciousness

The answer is a big YES!  We are seeing a huge trend where people in organisations are being internally stirred to do meaningful work that has an impact on society and the ecology.  Slogging for the benefit of creating more wealth for shareholders is no longer an appealing option for many.  In the last decade, there has been a flurry of employees leaving the comfort of their corporate nests to work on social or environmental projects and many have set up social enterprises from scratch.  But there has been another breed of employees showing up in companies who are challenging the status quo and catalysing change from within and launching entrepreneurial initiatives with social/environmental objectives.  I call these the pioneering ones.

They have surely been leading the way and have shown a lot of grit in getting people on board and making their social or eco ideas a reality in…

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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 CEO interim of the "German Institute for Telemedicine and Health Promotion" (DITG). 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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