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Week 2 – Discussion Forum 2



Ashley Thiberville

YesterdayOct 1 at 9:22am

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The seven guiding principles are key to Anand’s problem-solving model, as they give context and rationale for his model (Anand, 2019).  The seven guiding principles are relevance, creativity, speed, clarity ,accountability, experimentation, and execution (Anand, 2019).  The principles are an adequate foundation for an intrapreneurial environment.  The principles lay the groundwork for fostering creative thinking, team empowerment and trial and error experimentation.  The seven principles are necessary for all departments and organizations to foster an intrapreneurship mentality.  The principles ensure all departments have an environment which promotes intrapreneurship and allows employees to be creative and not fear failure.

Operational silos are a  barrier to the seven guiding principles as silos keep employees or departments from interacting with one another (Ward, 2019).  The guiding principles promote cross-department interaction and the free flow of information and silos would end the team’s ability to share and bounce ideas off one another to find the best possible solution.  The seven guiding principles are comprehensive for fostering an intrapreneurial environment and I would not add anything.


Anand, C. (2019).  The greenhouse approach: Cultivating intrapreneurship in companies and organizations . Dundurn.

Ward, C. (2019).  “How to tackle the operational silos that damage customer experience.” My Customer.,other%20process%2C%20system%20or%20employee.



Elyse Dinome

YesterdayOct 1 at 1:54pm

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The seven principals listed in the text do lead to a solid foundation to meeting intrapreneurial focused culture. They included relevance, creativity, speed, clarity, accountability, experimentation, and execution (Anand, 2019). I think that it would be a good idea for organization departments to adopt these principles. It would be important when implementing that the departments understood and sorted out the effects of adopting these principles to ensure they fit the company culture, but I think most can benefit. They need to ensure everyone is on board to any changes though because a divided company will cause nothing but problems and low productivity. I also think that maybe not all of the principles will work in every situation.

Silos can form in some situations and some people may no longer communicate with each other and work together as seamlessly as before. This can lead to many negative impacts on the company. In a way, I feel that working from home as created sort of a silo. At least for me, I feel as though the company culture is no longer there because we cannot get up and talk to our peers. Instead we have to wait on an email or opening in their calendar to address topics that could have easily been solved in person. It is also a lot easier to “ignore” someone’s request when you do not have to see them every day. In many other aspects this “new normal” we have entered has helped with employees feeling more of a work-life balance and other aspects, but this is definitely one of the biggest negatives, lack of communication.

I dont think that I would add or remove anything from the list, more so that it varies between companies and it would be up to their discretion to determine what fits their culture best. Experimentation isnt always going to work for every team same thing with creativity. Creativity is great, but when there is a certain process that needs to be followed, it can be hard to implement creativity.


Anand, C. (2019).  The greenhouse approach: Cultivating intrapreneurship in companies and organizations . Dundurn.