Purposeful intrapreneurial achievement is arguably the best version of job satisfaction for me. I am currently experiencing a few of my multi-year efforts culminating into a level of success that may lead to step change soon – in fact it is starting to happen. They are all linked to bootstrapping a research and innovation capability in a tertiary institution into a transformed environment leading the trend and holding up globally.
My overarching experience during the journey is described well in the article I link to above:
Intrapreneurs are by definition going ‘against the grain’ inside their organizations. Driving a venture that could significantly benefit the company and its customers but is internally ‘inconvenient’ – because it needs support and development that looks very different to the company’s ordinary operations – is challenging to say the least