The CEO of $6. 7 billion Smartsheet says that the key to staying ahead of the curve is encouraging an entrepreneurial mindset in employees (SMAR)

Published Oct 24 2020 at 12:25 PM GMT
  • Mark Mader, the CEO and cofounder of $6.7 billion work management tool Smartsheet, thinks the key to staying ahead of the curve in situations like the ongoing pandemic is encouraging employees to have an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • To adapt quickly and serve customers, he suggests, innovation can't only be the jurisdiction of leadership.
  • "I'm such a big believer that for companies to thrive, they need to be in this continuous cycle of improvement and identifying what is going to fuel their company next," Mader said on Thursday at Business Insider's Global Trends Festival.
  • "I believe that there is huge opportunity for companies to unlock the ideas and creativity at the edge of their organization, as opposed to thinking of it as this tiny group of people who set strategy.
  • That starts with creating a company culture where people feel encouraged to think creatively, and not just stick to their specific jobs, he said.



  • Published Oct 24, 2020 12:25 PM GMT