In this day and age one of the most important things for job security is keeping up with the times. Whether it be changes in technology, the economy, or just business in general, there’s no telling where the world will be in about 100 years. But one thing for sure is the fact that change is constant and employees these days have to make sure that they keep up with it. The word entrepreneur makes a lot of people think that this is only a type of person who rather be his/her own boss with their new and innovative ideas. However, there is also an intrapreneur – someone who is assigned to work on a special project and implement entrepreneur-like ideas and innovations. Yet, there is one type that is missing and needs to be talked about for all employees to understand how to keep up with the forever changing climate: the employeepreneur.
The employeepreneur is someone who goes by and does everyday activities but everything they do and every interaction is meant to add value. These are people who unleash their entrepreneurship without owning their own business or being their own boss. It is about being above the crowd and exercising their power lead, innovate and move the business forward. Employeepreneurs are ones who innovate, incorporate and adapt easily to different changes in customer behaviours and new ideas in the company.
Take away the fact that entrepreneurs own their own business, their main task and goal is to create something new and innovative, traits that can be adopted by employees for their everyday activities. This can be done by unleashing the entrepreneur within and following 5 steps:
For one, employees should always be launching and this means that they should be problem-solving by talking with the customers and getting their input.
Secondly – going hand in hand with the last one – employees should always be pitching. The way to do this is by creating an idea and allowing people to get involved and express their own opinions.
Thirdly, it’s important to always keep growing. If you aren’t growing, you’re moving backwards. There is no such thing as a stagnant state.
Furthermore, it’s key to be measuring success and milestones. Without measurement, there is no way to tell if the work being done is paying off.
Last but certainly not the least, it’s very important to keep learning. Learning about the customers, the team, experimenting with channels and learning what are the best measurements to use.