3M continues it’s bold, bright future as it embraces a new generation of thinkers and encourages high-potential employees to design and implement out-of-the-box solutions.
They recently participated in a specially designed program, which encourages intrapreneurialism; Human Helium: Creating intrapreneurs that help organisations to SOAR, which was created and delivered by a woman who is leading the charge in Australia to bring intrapreneurialism to workplaces, Dr. Irena Yashin-Shaw.
‘Intrapreneur’ is a relatively new concept in the corporate world. It’s the employee who brings an entrepreneurial approach to their work. Generally speaking, these employees care about the future of the company, embrace change, and want to make a difference. They are hungry for professional growth, and enjoy taking on challenges and learning new skills.
The Human Helium program is geared towards inspiring employees at all levels within the organisation; reinvigorating their thought process and creating a space where the implementation of fresh thinking and new ideas can flourish. It is a carefully crafted program that takes participants on a professional development journey, resulting in innovative solutions to workplace challenges.
Brendan Baker, 3M Leadership and Talent Development Manager for Australia and New Zealand, calculated the estimated value of the work delivered by the program participants to be over $1,000,000.
“The program really guided participants, step-by-step, through the process of intrapreneurialism,” he explained, “It’s not just a skill or behavior that they learn, but also a process. The outcomes for the business were fantastic. We had proposals ranging from launching an app to help our sales teams be more effective, to improving efficiencies and reducing costs in many of our processes, and simple things like enhancing team culture and productivity. Many of the initiatives are currently being implemented into the business as the next phase of the process,” Brendan said.
THE ESTIMATED VALUE OF THE WORK DELIVERED HAS BEEN CALCULATED TO BE WORTH OVER $1,000,000 TO THEIR COMPANY.