When employees start thinking like owners, it can transform a business. Here’s how to create a workplace where ‘intrapreneurs’ flourish
From a distance, it certainly might appear that way. Many of the staff at Buyatab work from home, sometimes as often as three days a week. When they do come to the office, they bring their pets, make their own hours, and often move from the job they were hired to do to an entirely different position—sometimes to support initiatives they’re pursuing themselves.
Upon closer inspection, though, these so-called freedoms are in fact deeply researched strategies meant to attract and inspire “intrapreneurship” and innovation among the company’s 51 employees.
And they’re paying off. Buyatab Online, which ranks No. 2 on the 2017 PROFIT 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies, has seen sales increase 18,662% in five years.