After the intrapreneurs, enter the intrafluencers!
Like many other organizations, the Foundation has been affected these past years by an increasingly complex organizational reality that has forced us to respond with agility and re-examine the manner in which we operate. We’ve had to learn to deal with an ever-changing external environment and the natural cycle of any organization: founding members retiring and new recruits arriving with new perspectives.
And so, it was only natural to see a new movement emerge, that truly became visible at the Foundation in 2018-2019. We refer to it as “the intrafluencers”. Following the intrapreneurs, recognized for their leadership in the area of organizational innovation, our organizational culture has shifted toward new forms of cooperation. More spontaneous—and sometimes unexpected —collaborative initiatives have sprung to life. We’re experiencing greater knowledge transfer between departments, and we’ve also noticed colleagues engaging more often in informal sharing of expertise. New spaces for dialogue have been created, in particular within the management team, and new learning and ideation techniques such as prototyping have been introduced.
We are thrilled with this new convergence, which in addition to affecting our internal activities, is spreading to our partnerships in our different sectors of intervention. This openness to new ideas and practices is essential for ensuring that we remain relevant. It’s also an important factor for motivation, without which we could not have accomplished all that we did this year!
Nicole Beaudoin, President and Sonia Labrecque, Executive Director