#EntMEAcademy: Awakening The Intrapreneurial Mindset At Schneider Electric UAE

Thinking differently was the central theme of the latest Entrepreneur Middle East Academy session conducted at Schneider Electric's UAE headquarters in Dubai Silicon Oasis.

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Awakening the intrapreneurial mindset in employees within an organization headlined a recent session of the Entrepreneur Middle East Academy, conducted at Schneider Electric’s UAE headquarters in Dubai Technology Entrepreneurship Centre (Dtec) at Dubai Silicon Oasis in November.

The Entrepreneur Middle East Academy, which puts together specialized workshops and customized classes for entities seeking to ignite the innovative spirit in their employees, was found to be in line with the inventive, competitive culture that Schneider Electric has been spearheading within its organization.

With Wissam Younane, CEO, BNC Publishing (the media house behind Entrepreneur Middle East) kicking off the proceedings, the half-day session began with a keynote address by Calvin Hart, IBM's Partner for Global Business Services, and Head of Digital Strategy and IBM Design Studio in Dubai. In his speech, Hart used his experience of successfully setting up digital studios and innovation labs for companies such as Symantec, HSBC, and IBM to explain to the audience at Schneider Electric on what it means to have an innovation-focused agenda for the business at large.

Hart’s session was followed by a talk by Ahmed Khashan, Cluster President for the Gulf countries at Schneider Electric, who dove into why a customer-first attitude must govern all of what the employees of the company set out to do, given the increasingly disrupted and competitive environment the business landscape at large is being exposed to right now.

Khashan also used the session to celebrate some of the employees at Schneider Electric who had gone above and beyond in terms of their services and offerings to the company’s clients. This was done through the presentation of Schneider Electric’s internal Customer Excellence Awards, with Khashan commending the winners for their excellent work ethic.

Following this, the Schneider Electric employees that were a part of the Entrepreneur Middle East Academy audience went through a hands-on workshop on building an intrapreneurial mindset, which was conducted by Blooming Eloquence founder and Lead Consultant Mélanie Lapointe.

Through a series of interactive lessons and exercises led by Lapointe, Schneider Electric’s employees got a firsthand look into the skillsets and talents they can develop to enable them to have a more creative approach to problem-solving, and how doing so can be used to fulfil not just their personal development goals, but also their business’ growth as well.

Related: Initiating Ideas: Entrepreneur Middle East Academy Stages Workshop For The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention

To have a tailored workshop by Entrepreneur Middle East Academy staged at your own enterprise, email sarah@bncpublishing.net for more details.

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