Be an Intrapreneur

by Rachel Vilsack

I just read a new study on the employment traits for various generations of workers (Gen-Y, Gen-X and Baby Boomers) which mentioned each generation’s ability to have resources, support, and freedom to become an intrapreneur. Wait a minute. Not entrepreneur? What’s an intrapreneur?


According to an infographic associated with the study, an intrapreneur is “…a person within a large corporation who takes direct responsibility for turning an idea into a profitable finished product.” In essence, it’s an entrepreneur who wants to work from inside a business.


Characteristics of intrapreneurs include:


Working as an intrapreneur in a corporate environment may have its downside. Good intrapreneurs should be systematic, manage expectations, and explain the “why” behind their ideas.


Are you an intrapreneur?


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