Businesses which are successful at implementing EOS are those which are willing to commit changing how they run their business – so are somehow frustrated with how it’s working at the moment.
If you are considering running your business using EOS, there are five things to do before you start implementing the process.
1. Find an Implementer
The first step is to finding an Implementer. You need someone who has good chemistry with your leadership team, matches the culture of your business, and who works within your budget.
Every Professional and Certified Implementer is listed on the EOS website, with a photo, biography and contact details so you can get in touch with them directly.
If you prefer, you can speak to the team at the EOS Worldwide Implementer Match Service, who will connect you with an Implementer.
2. Talk to the Implementer
Once you have found a potential Implementer, we suggest you look at their Linked In profile and website, and pick up the phone and give them a call.
Every EOS Implementer is happy to have phone call so you can explain about your business, get a feel for each other and share where you on your EOS journey.
The Implementer will schedule a complimentary 90 Minute Meeting. We find this is the best way to show you the EOS system, tools and process, so you can make an informed decision.
3. Decide who should attend the meeting
During your initial call, they will also help you decide who to invite to the meeting.
The 90 Minute Meeting is for the leadership team: the three-seven people leading the organisation, who will drive the implementation of EOS in each department.
Many companies have overlap in roles and responsibilities, therefore it is sometimes confusing to figure out who to invite.
Some try to invite many potential leaders to the meeting. However, they must be comfortable uninviting them to the next session, as they may end up changing their role.
Other teams invite fewer people initially, then add leaders as they develop and define the leadership roles.
A conversation with an EOS Implementer can help you to think through who to invite to the 90 Minute Meeting. A simple rule of thumb is “when in doubt, leave them out” as you can always invite them to sessions later in the process.
It is important that owners and founders surround themselves with a leadership team which will share in commitment and accountability.
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4. Attend a 90 Minute Meeting
Once you have scheduled your 90 Minute Meeting, many teams ask what they should do to prepare.
There is no need to read or watch anything before attending.
Many leadership teams come fresh to listen and learn as the meeting is designed to share the information, tools and process and to answer your questions.
If teams want to do some research, good place to start is to read or listen to Gino Wickman’s book Traction, or watch videos on the EOS YouTube channel.
The 90 Minute Meeting helps you see the picture of what good looks like once EOS is implemented, and the Implementer’s facilitation style.
5. Commit to the process
Once you have had the 90 Minute Meeting and know that EOS is right for your business, you will schedule the first session, a Focus Day.
During this, you and your leadership team will spend six-eight hours with your implementer, putting in place the Foundational Tools.
Every session is guaranteed, so if you don’t get value, you don’t pay for the session, which is why all Implementers work very hard to customise the tools to your business, so you get value from the first session.
Once you have completed the Focus Day, you and your implementer schedule the next two sessions, Vision Building 1 and Vision Building 2, typically 30 days apart. We use space learning, in order to transfer knowledge and information and allow you to implement EOS alongside still running your business.