Frequently asked questions about EOS

Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS)

Is EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) for everyone?


No, EOS (The Entrepreneurial Operating System) is not for everyone. You generally need to be privately owned (or able to opreate autonomously) & your owners & leadership team need to be It's ideal for Entrepreneurial Companies that have 10-250 employees. As an EOS Implementer, my role is to work as a Teacher, a Faciliator & a Coach for you as the Leader & your Leadeship Team. Think of it as Leadership Coaching on sterioids - we teach you the model, the process & the tools, so that you can operate your business effectively on the Entrepreneurial Operating System to chiever a better business & better life through Vision | Traction | Healthy.




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




Will EOS work for my business?


Yes, EOS will help your business to decide on its vision, gain traction and achieve health across the leadership team. However, you have to be committed to the long-term change in the business model & do EOS Pure. Your leadership team has to be prepared.

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.




What type of results can I expect to achieve with EOS?


EOS (The Entrepreneurial Operating System) is used to aid businesses in setting and achieving business goals. While EOS aids business owners to gain control over their companies, this system also generally also leads to growth for businesses.




Why should my business use EOS?


Using EOS (The Entrepreneurial Operating System) will help you in creating a much more cohesive and functional leadership team within your business while also aiding the leadership team in establishing the vision for the business. It will get everyone in the organisation on the same page with where the business is going and how you plan to get there.




How many businesses use EOS?


EOS (The Entrepreneurial Operating System) has been around for over over 20 years and there are now more than 10,000 businesses using EOS in their business operations.




How long does it take to successfully implement EOS?


It can take between 12 to 24 months to successfully implement EOS (The Entrepreneurial Operating System) into your business. Sometimes, with the help of an Implementer & full commitment from your team it can take less time however you really need a full year to implement the system fully. The great thing is that you will start to see results immediately.




What industries use EOS?


EOS (The Entrepreneurial Operating System) is used effectively in almost every industry due to the fact that is a simple and straightforward system. If you’ve got any concerns that EOS might not be for your industry then ask us to provide some examples / case studies of companies that have used EOS in your industry.




What does an EOS implementer do?


An EOS implementer combines a passion for helping entrepreneurs and their leadership teams with the skills and experience to help you strengthen the six key components of your business by teaching, facilitating and coaching entrepreneurs which works to accelerate the process of implementing EOS (The Entrepreneurial Operating System).




Will implementing EOS work if I have a small business?


EOS (The Entrepreneurial Operating System) 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. EOS is made up of simple concepts and practical tools that can be easily applied in a fast-paced, small business.




What is the purpose of the 90 minute meeting?


The 90 minute meeting will paint a clear picture of EOS (The Entrepreneurial Operating System), show you the 6 key areas & the tools that we use in these areas plus the process that we work through. It will help you in deciding whether or not you wish to move forward with EOS - either as a self-implementer or using a Professional EOPS Implementer.





Vision

What do you mean by Vision in EOS?


In EOS we talk about Vision, Traction & Healthy as the 3 uniques. In this sense, Vision means getting everyone in your organisation 100% on the same page.





Traction

What is Traction in EOS?


In EOS we talk about Vision, Traction & Healthy as the 3 uniques. in this case, Traction is instilling focus, discipline, and accountability throughout the company so that everyone executes on that vision—every day.





Healthy

What is meant by Healthy in EOS?


In EOS we talk about Vision, Traction & Healthy as the 3 uniques. In this sense, Healthy means helping your leaders become a more cohesive, functional, healthy leadership team.





EOS Model | Vision

What is Vision in the EOS Model?


In the EOS Model, Vision talks about the 8 questions that each business needs to answer along with ensuring that this is shared by all.





EOS Model | People

What is People in the EOS Model?


In the EOS Model, People talks about having the right people in the right seats.





EOS Model | Data

What is Data in the EOS Model?


In the EOS Model, Data talks about making use of a Scorecard & Measurables to keep track of what's important.





EOS Model | Issues

What is Issues in the EOS Model?


In the EOS Model, Issues talks about creating an issues list & using IDS to solve issues properly.





EOS Model | Process

What is Process in the EOS Model?


In the EOS Model, Process talks about documenting the key issues and ensuring that everyone follows them.





EOS Model | Traction

What is Traction in the EOS Model?


In the EOS Model, Traction talks about introducing rocks and establishing an effective meeting pulse to get accountability and traction.





Business Coach vs EOS Implementer

What is the difference between a Business Coach & an EOS Implementer


EOS Implementers & business coaches have the same goals in mind. They are both there to steer you in the right direction, offer an outside perspective, and allow you to benefit from their years of experience. EOS Implementers are graduates of a thorough, intensive training program in the proven methods of EOS. They will lead you through a systematic process of your business’s Six Key Components: Vision, People, Data, Issues, Process and Traction. If you observed 10 different EOS implementers in 10 different companies, they all would be following the same proven process, yet customised to your business & using their own expereiences & personality. A business coach will also offer guidance, support, encouragement and accountability. But a relationship between a business and a business coach is ongoing and a one-to-one relationship, generally with the owner or CEO. A business coach’s goal is to support you for the long term, through every change, every major decision & every opportunity for growth your business experiences. An EOS Implementer’s obligation is to the company’s Leadership team and the goal is to create independence. After you finish rolling out the EOS process in your company, you will “graduate.” You’ll move on to future growth using the tools, skills & foundation your leadership team built under the direction of your EOS Implementer. Implementers provide a high level of accountability. We are obsessed about execution, traction, getting it done, and concluding. Much like a parent who teaches a child the necessary life skills to survive in the real world, an EOS Implementer teaches your business how to continue to grow in the business world. When EOS becomes your company’s way of life, you will no longer need your Implementer. You will have left the nest.




Does Your Business Need a Business Coach or an EOS Implementer?


No one can answer that question but you. Some managers prefer to have the consistency of a business coach by their side as a sounding board for problem solving and advice. Others prefer to have that support for a defined period of time, as they learn EOS and how to keep the Six Key Components functioning effectively long-term. You’ll need to choose the model that fits best with your business, and if it’s EOS, we’ll be glad to help. If you’re still figuring it out, we’ll be here when you’re ready.




What is an EOS Implementer?


Most businesses benefit from the experience & objectivity of a trusted advisor. Usually, that advisor is a third party from outside your organisation, but it can also be someone from within if that person is able to focus on what you need to do rather than human natures tendency to encourage you to do what you want to do. An outside advisor has the advantage of seeing your business from a different perspective. In the Entrepreneurial Operating System™ (EOS)’s world, that advisor is called an EOS Implementer. An EOS Implementer is an experienced, seasoned entrepreneurial leader who can teach, facilitate & coach your organisation through the EOS process. Your EOS Implementer will help you simplify, clarify and achieve your vision, and push you to focus on what you need to do instead of what you want to do.