I’ve recently been doing a lot of work implementing the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) with a client. The experience has been great, so I wanted to share both why we chose EOS, and in my next post, what our experience has been. So without further ado, let’s talk why EOS!
EOS is designed for entrepreneurs
As entrepreneurs, our work is never done. Like you, I’m always looking for the next, best tool that will help me eliminate chaos and take a company from good to great. This is where EOS comes in. A client I’m working with started with a small team, grew fast and quickly maxed out resources. Our big question–and the question all growing businesses will be faced with at some point–was “How do we scale up?”
When we looked at EOS, what we saw was a program that was really good at structure, had clear communication, provided simple tools and was easy to implement. The system is comprised of basic concepts and pragmatic techniques that can be applied quickly and easily in businesses of any size. There’s no fluff in the EOS—just a lot of help for entrepreneurs who need to get down to business efficiently and logically.
EOS is comprehensive
EOS isn’t designed to just fix isolated problems. Because EOS focuses on Six Key Components (People, Data, Issues, Vision, Traction and Process), you can actually dramatically improve the way your company operates and permanently solve those ingrained institutional issues that inhibit success. Establishing purpose and creating systems that work helps you get more of what you want from your business.
EOS boosts focus and accountability
What do you want from your business? And how do you get it? Both those questions are so simple to ask and so hard to answer–and I know I’m not alone there! Many times focus and accountability are missing in an organization. That was the case for us, and we realized we hadn’t even noticed before starting the EOS process. The EOS framework walks you through establishing your vision and defining which persons and what teams are accountable for what projects, as well as what the goals and successes of each project should be.
Once I understood what the system is all about, I was really motivated to move forward with implementation. This post was focused on why we went with EOS and what was attractive about the system, and I’m looking forward to sharing my direct experiences with the system. Stay tuned for my next post in the series when I discuss the implementation process!
Want hear more about our experience with EOS? Contact the team at C3!