For years companies have accepted these barriers as reasons large companies cannot innovate. We talk of “innovation antibodies,” and site hierarchy and procedure and rigidity as intractable realities. But new approaches are emerging. Forward-looking companies are finding clever ways around these barriers. You can too. And if you do, you will step into a future of a purpose-driven, agile, innovative organization that activates the intrapreneurial spirit to solve problems that matter.
In the last 20 years of running my own companies and advising others as a coach, I’ve come across the same issues that plague growing businesses and prevent them from successfully scaling up. As entrepreneurs, we make the mistake of letting these issues grow until they’ve crippled our companies.