Intrapreneurial Skills

The third workshop for the Set4Change project took place in November 2012.

The workshop focused on intrapreneurial skills and try to get deeper into the meaning of the term. Intrapreneurial skills in general refer to the ability to work innovatively and creatively within a larger company; in short it means utilising ones entrepreneurial skills in the work place and taking the lead in turning and idea into finished product or service. This process can simply be referred to as Thinking Outside the Box.

Thinking Outside the Box: a definition

Out of the box thinking requires openness to new ways of seeing the world and willingness to explore. New ideas need nurturing and support.


Thinking outside the box requires different attributes that include:

– Willingness to take new perspectives to day-to-day work

– Striving to create value in new ways

– Making connections between boxes

– Critical ability

Thinking Outside the Box: an exercise in thought

We have all heard the term, Think Outside the Box, but what does it actually mean? Try and find out yourself, using this simple exercise.

Objective of the exercise: draw a simple box of dots, by connecting dots with lines.


Instructions: Position your pencil on one of the dots and do not allow the pencil to come off the paper. Try and connect the dots with lines, but only 4 lines would do! It must be a continuous flow of writing once you start. Think outside the box!



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