Tell us about yourself/your team.
GSK is committed to supporting the global community in the not-for-profit arena through the PULSE Volunteer Partnership. All 4 members of the core team (Kevin, Graham, Michelle & Ann) did PULSE assignments in the UK, Kenya, Ghana, & South Africa in 2010. We have a united mission to explore how GSK can harness its reputation for “quality” & “focus on scientific excellence” to magnify the efforts of external organisations to bring innovative solutions for healthcare in the developing world.
Alongside our full-time scientist roles we imagined how impactful & empowering PULSE Lab could be, as a hub to incubate & leverage the delivery of innovative ideas conceived by PULSE alumni & other employees from across the entire GSK corporation (over 100,000 staff).
What makes you an intrapreneur? What are the skills, capabilities, and personality traits that make you an intrapreneur?
Scientific roles in GSK demand tenacity & innovative thinking, all directed towards helping people do more, feel better & live longer. Our experiences living & working in the developing world added a richer understanding of global development needs, coupled with passion & energy to strive towards making a real difference.To thrive during our PULSE assignments, we demonstrated self-confidence, excellent problem solving skills & sensitive cross-cultural communications.Back in GSK we have spent over 18 m networking widely across the entire enterprise to inspire others with our PULSE Lab vision. We have bonded as a cross-functional matrix team, learned from our mistakes & grown as leaders. Intrinsically we have resilience to bounce-back in the face of obstacles & work harder towards our goal