Gartner Research

CIOs Must Develop Talented Entrepreneurs to Fuel Growth and Drive Innovation

Published: 07 August 2014

ID: G00260606

Analyst(s): Diane Morello, Rand Leeb-du Toit


Eighty percent of CEOs name business growth as a top priority, and much of that growth will come from technology-driven business models, products, services and channels. CIOs can help spur growth by building out entrepreneurial behaviors and developing a base of "intrapreneurs."

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Locate and Nurture People With Entrepreneurial Traits
    • 1. Drive Entrepreneurial Awareness: Identify Personal Traits
    • 2. Build Capability: Grow Corporate Innovation Skills
    • 3. Achieve Excellence: Transform People Into Intrapreneurs
  • Use Entrepreneurial Traits and Behaviors as Criteria for Advancement and Hiring
  • Convert Lessons Learned Around Intrapreneurship Into Institutional Strengths

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.