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.
Powerful Business Results
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?
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.
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.
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.
The EOS Model & The Blind Side Approach
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.
Blind Side approaches the EOS model by first assessing which area you and your leadership is strongest in and which you potentially need strengthening. Blind Side reviews with your leadership team the different tools applicable to each component and then schedules a full-day workshop to work on the three most important components using those tools.
During this first full-day session, key five leadership tools are introduced to help the team get unstalled and avoid hitting the inevitable “ceiling.” Additionally the entire leadership team addresses your organization structure, position responsibilities. Quarterly company and department goals are set. A weekly scorecard is developed, and a prescribed leadership meeting format is rolled out.
Thirty to forty-five days after the full day session, the leadership team reconvenes to reassess the results of the first traction steps and start focusing and refining the use of all the Day 1 tools. The team then starts focusing on the business core values, mission and vision in a concise and effective process. More tools and systems are introduced, and a reassessment of the team progress and success is measured.
After another thirty to forty days, the team once again meets off site to finish up refining the overall company core values, core focus, vision, 10 goal, marketing strategy, 3 year vision. Further team and individual tools are introduced at this time.
At the first quarterly meeting the team’s progress is assessed and celebrated. In the meeting, the team sets new quarterly goals aligned with the overall 1-year plan and three year vision. During this time, the company and business team’s scorecards will be adjusted, and open issues addressed that are stopping the overall company from achieving the vision.
This process is repeated quarterly and then annually as the company continues to reap traction. Simple effective tools will roll out, building discipline and accountability at all levels of the organization. The company will builds a productive and cohesive leadership groups, and effectively executes on vision.
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. Establishing 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.