To foster intrapreneurship among employees, give them flexible work arrangements.
This measure ranked as top choice among respondents in Hong Kong and mainland China who took part in a survey by Regus asking them what policies they considered as effective in fostering intrepreneurship among employees.
A press statement by the Luxembourg-based provider of serviced office spaces said the respondents formed part of a sample size of over 19,000 business owners and senior executives in 98 countries who were asked on measures to encourage employees to think and act like entrepreneurs (and hence intrapreneurship).
The press statement said 47% of respondents in Hong Kong and 52% of respondents in mainland China thought that flexible work arrangements fostered intrapreneurship.
Worldwide, the percentage of respondents who thought so was 48%
In Hong Kong, 46% of respondents said mixing staff from different functions would foster this desired trait.
Another 42% said open plan offices would bring this about
In mainland China, other top three measures cited and their percentages were the following:
- Access to senior management, 37%
- Formal innovation programmes, 34%
- Open plan offices, 34%
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