WHAT IS EOS
EOS®, the Entrepreneurial Operating System, is a complete set of simple concepts and practical tools that has helped thousands of entrepreneurs get what they want from their businesses. Implementing EOS will help you and your leadership team get better at three things:
- Vision—getting everyone in your organization 100% on the same page with where you’re going, and how you plan to get there
- Traction®—instilling focus, discipline, and accountability throughout the company so that everyone executes on that vision—every day
- Healthy—helping your leaders become a more cohesive, functional, healthy leadership team
THE EOS MODEL™
The EOS Model provides a visual illustration of the Six Key Components of any business that must be managed and strengthened to be a great business. This model applies to big and small businesses alike, in any industry.
The Six Key Components™ of Any Business
Vision. Strengthening this component means getting everyone in the organization 100 percent on the same page with where you’re going and how you’re going to get there.
People. Simply put, we can’t do it without great people. This means surrounding yourself with great people, top to bottom, because you can’t achieve a great vision without a great team.
Data. This means cutting through all the feelings, personalities, opinions and egos and boiling your organization down to a handful of objective numbers that give you an absolute pulse on where things are.
Issues. Strengthening this component means becoming great at solving problems throughout the organization – setting them up, knocking them down and making them go away forever.
Process. This is the secret ingredient in your organization. This means “systemizing” your business by identifying and documenting the core processes that define the way to run your business. You’ll need to get everyone on the same page with what the essential procedural steps are, and then get everyone to follow them to create consistency and scalability in your organization.
Traction. This means bringing discipline and accountability into the organization – becoming great at execution – taking the vision down to the ground and making it real.
THE EOS PROCESS™
The EOS Process provides a proven way to put all the pieces together, incorporating each of the EOS Tools in the right order to best strengthen each key component of your business.
WHY EOS WORKS
Thousands of entrepreneurial companies around the world are running on The Entrepreneurial Operating System®. Their owners and leaders are getting more of what they want from the business, and you can too. What is it about EOS® that makes it work so well in a small, growing business?
- Built for Busy Entrepreneurs. EOS is made up of simple concepts and practical tools that can be easily applied in a fast-paced small business. There’s no theory, no management fads – just basic, useful tools that help people get more of the right stuff done every week.
- Holistic Model and Approach. EOS doesn’t treat symptoms – it helps you cure the “whole body” by strengthening the Six Key Components™ of your business – Vision, People, Data, Issues, Process, and Traction.
- Designed to Solve Issues Once and For All. By helping you and your team focus on the “root cause” of your issues – EOS takes you below the surface to produce real, permanent change.
- Brings Focus, Discipline and Accountability. EOS is a simple framework for defining what’s important, who owns it, and exactly what success looks like. With every member of your team accountable for a handful of goals and numbers, you’ll get consistently better results.
EOS works in any entrepreneurial company – across all industries and business models. If you’ve got people in your business, EOS can help you clarify, simplify and achieve your vision.
Compartmentalize™ Issues and Stay Focused on What Matters
Select an Implementer. To begin, you will need to select someone to play the essential role of “EOS Implementer” and guide your leadership team through the process. This can be a person on your leadership team or a Professional Implementer outside the company.
The 90-Minute Meeting. Led by a Professional Implementer, the 90-Minute Meeting introduces your leadership team to EOS, getting everyone on the same page to decide if you want to use the system and tools to strengthen your company.
Getting Focused and Clarifying Vision
The Focus Day™. A day to give your leadership team tools to clarify who’s responsible for what, set priorities, improve communication, resolve issues and track critical numbers.
Your leadership team then uses their new tools for the next 30 days to experience real improvement.
Vision Building™ Day 1. Another day with your leadership team that starts by reviewing and sharpening the Focus Day tools. You will then begin to use the Vision/Traction Organizer (V/TO™) tool to clarify your vision, starting with who you are, why you exist, what you do and where you are going. You will also get a great tool for reviewing your people.
Your team again uses the tools for the next 30 days to experience more improvement. This is a spaced-learning approach which has proven to be most effective for quickly gaining proficiency with the tools.
Vision Building™ Day 2. Another day with the leadership team to master the Focus Day tools and continue using the V/TO tool to complete your vision, clarify your Marketing Strategy, 3-Year Picture™, 1-Year Plan and priorities for the next 90 days.
With your leaders now focused and all on the same page, you’ll use the tools for the next 90 days to execute your plan and experience more improvement.
Quarterly Sessions. A day with your leadership team every 90 days to evaluate their performance, refocus, set priorities for the next 90 days and resolve any issues that might impede progress.
Your team experiences measurable growth and improvement every 90 days – Traction®.
Annual Sessions. Two days with your leadership team each year to work on team health and update the vision and plan for the next year and next quarter.
A healthy, focused leadership team and organization that makes continual progress towards achieving everything in their vision.
HOW TO GET STARTED
If you think EOS can help your business, it’s time to engage your leadership team in the discussion.
1. Do we really want to run our business on EOS?
2. If so, which of the Two Ways to Implement EOS will work best for us?
The most efficient way to learn more and to make those two decisions is a 90-Minute Meeting with your leadership team and an EOS Implementer. If this seems premature – we get it. We’re entrepreneurs, too. Please know, this is NOT a high-pressure sales pitch. It’s just the simplest, best way for you and your team to connect with an EOS expert for a detailed overview of the system, the tools and the process.
There’s no charge for this meeting, and no obligation. It’s a valuable learning event that will answer all your questions and fully equip you and your team to decide how best to move forward with EOS (or not).