Month: October 2016
After the “burn-out” and the “bore-out”, here is the “brown-out” – or the feeling that your job doesn’t make sense anymore. And it seems more and more employees are in that situation… Discover the article here :
But we have the solution ! What better way to put some sense back in your job than with intrapreneurship?
- Name : Fernando Valente
- Company : L’Oréal
- Location : Rio de Janeiro
- Story : Fernando visited Rio’s favelas for weeks in order to figure out what would be the best way to build a strong and trustworthy relationship between L’Oréal and the communities living there.This journey has led him and his team to create a program of micro distribution of L’Oréal products that enables women who live in the favelas to become entrepreneurs distributing and selling L’Oreal products. An amazing new channel of distribution for the brand and a great way to create jobs and social impact !
- What I want to add : Fernando explained me that although favelas belong to their day-to-day life, wealthy Brazilians never go there, they do not really know about people living in communities, they do not want to mix with them… This made me realize how strong it was to go beyond all prejudices, enter favelas and spend days there, without any clue about what he was going to find. This journey of true empathy and humility made him become a real social intrapreneur, a change maker !
Hi everyone !
Here is the infographic of the week 🙂 What are the main differences between social intrapreneurs and other people working in big companies ? Okay, it’s caricatural but… it is a good way to understand which attitudes define social intrapreneurs. They are usually the kind of people who need “always more” and like challenges. Are you one of those?
This article is part of a series of articles on the theme : “L’intra… what?”, which explains my definition of social intrapreneurship 🙂
Have a great day !
Soraya & Leonore
This week, I would like to introduce you Myriam Turner a fantastic impact intrapreneur who works at Interface.
Myriam developed, for the carpet manufacturer , a program that « sources fishing nets from coastal areas, cleaning up oceans and beaches while creating financial opportunities for people in impoverished communities », we can say that she kind of invented fair-trade for carpet !
If fair-trade can be created for coffee and carpets, we should all try to think how we could implement it in the industries we are working in.
“INTRAPRENEURSHIP ALLOWS PEOPLE TO BE THEMSELVES IN COMPANIES”
Hello everyone =D
Back to Brazil to meet Aparecida! She’ll explain you why companies should develop intrapreneurship. For her, it’s the only way to allow employees to be themselves and thus to keep the talents in the company. “Intrapreneurs contributions will be much more effective and the company will be much more successful!”
Soraya & Leonore
SUSTAINABLE USE OF FINANCIAL RESOURCES
- Hero : Aparecida Teixeira de Morais
- Company: Tribanco
- Location: Sao Paulo
- Story : Aparecida Teixeira de Morais has built an amazing training program that aims to increase employees’ awareness on the importance of sustainable use of financial resources—for themselves and for Tribanco’s customers. This training has been such a success that it is now provided to most of the Tribanco’s employees. It helps shift Tribanco’s employees’ and customers’ mindsets to conscious consumption of money and credit. #DoIactuallyneedacredit? #HowcanIspendmymoneywisely?
- What I wish to add : I feel so lucky I met Aparecida ! She is so calm and patient. When I met her, I felt that her intrapreneurial journey was complex. But she is also a strong and successful intrapreneur because she has an amazing capacity for understanding people’s needs and fears !