Strategic planning provides a solid investment in improving profit, boosting revenue growth, and discovering new levels of productivity for your company. But, it can be daunting and companies are often challenged to plan the strategy for the business on their own, not to mention to successfully cascade that strategy to all employees.
The Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS)® lightens this load by outlining Six Key Components™ that all businesses must focus on: Vision, People, Data, Process, Issues, and Traction®.
Is EOS Something You can Implement Yourself?
On the surface, facilitating your own strategic planning or EOS process sounds simple. The reality is that it is challenging to participate and lead your own sessions without unintentionally flexing your power and authority. If you want your team’s honest insights, buy-in, and commitment to acting upon the vision for your organization, consider an outside expert like Leadership Resources.
Worldwide, there are consultants that have gone through EOS® training to help business leaders implement the operating system within their organizations. These professionals are known as EOS Implementers™.
Businesses around the world rely on EOS Implementers to help them achieve both their long-term and short-term goals, improve company culture, and create a sustainable operating system for their businesses. But what exactly do these specialists bring to the table? Let’s go over what it takes to become an EOS Implementer, as well as a Certified EOS Implementer.
The Extensive Training of an EOS Implementer™
The EOS Implementer program is designed for those who are passionate about helping businesses achieve their goals by enhancing their operational models and strategic planning processes. EOS provides the tools, resources, and training to transform individuals into EOS implementers.
Certified EOS Implementers have completed that training, but are also required to remain active in the community through their participation in ongoing training and by achieving extensive requirements for the number of sessions implemented each year.
These qualified implementers must have experience implementing every type of session in the EOS Process™ with at least 10 clients, conduct a minimum of 48 sessions per year, achieve an average session rating of 8.75 or higher, and remain an active member of the EOS community, displaying a willingness to collaborate. Not only that, Certified EOS Implementers must also renew their certification annually.
At Leadership Resources, our team of EOS Implementers is led by a highly respected Certified EOS Implementer. This ensures that no matter which of our implementers is serving your needs, you will receive the highest level of service and experience in the market.
What are the Benefits of Utilizing an Implementer?
There is value in having an outside party help guide your team through the ideation, prioritization, and decision making required in these sessions. These sessions can often be intense and emotional, and it is difficult for an internal person to serve as an unbiased facilitator, while also participating in the planning process.
An effective facilitator will invest 200-300 hours per year in planning, preparing, and leading your strategic planning or EOS process. With one of your top executives in that role, that’s time they won’t spend on the business of achieving company objectives. What is their time worth?
Leading your own planning sessions often fails to achieve its goals because your internal facilitator has divided loyalties and divided time. Instead, use an outside expert in strategic planning or the EOS process, allowing you to wholly focus and participate in the process of setting the vision and plan for your company.
If you’re looking for a holistic approach to strategic planning and growth for your business, an EOS Implementer has the training and experience to help you succeed. Leadership Resources is the premier EOS provider in Omaha, NE and Lincoln, NE. Our purpose is making the impossible possible through people. We aim to do so by helping individuals develop patterns of success that will decrease stress levels and maximize productivity. Contact us here to learn more about what we do and how it can help your business succeed and grow.