Talk to any good athletic coach and they will tell you the importance of vision, discipline, honesty, and accountability in the success of their athletes. When their teams hit “the ceiling” or under-perform, coaches must rethink the way they “do business”. They need to establish and clearly communicate their core values, get 100% of the team to “buy in” to those values, establish a road map to success with SMART goals, and stay disciplined through their plan’s implementation of those goals
in order to break through to the next level. In his book, Inside Out Coaching, Joe Erhmann states that truly transformational growth comes when a coach is able to articulate their reasons for coaching and utilizes their platform of leadership to consistently nurture the potential in all of their athletes. A system built on mutual expectation, trust, and accountability is a recipe for success in any organization. Across the country, coaches that have implemented similarly structured programs have seen the immediate and tangible results of their efforts.
Can the same be true for your business? Why would the people in your business be any different than an athletic team? Many business owners truly desire an entrepreneurial system in which their business and people can be transformed to operate with and an open and honest culture of dialogue and accountability, efficient processes, and the maximized potential of all of its members. Often times, the only thing lacking is a plan on how to accomplish this. Theory is interesting, but proven and practical methods on how to change the way business is done on a daily basis is what business owners truly desire.
Taking the First Step
The EOS System (Entrepreneurial Operating System), was created by Gino Wickman following years of pragmatic training of small businesses. It is a clear roadmap for businesses to reorganize the way they do business in order to break through ceilings that stifle their growth process. Focusing on the six main components of Vision, People, Data, Process, Issues, and Traction, this proven system provides businesses with concepts and practical tools they need for growth.
EOS simplifies the business structure to include a positive leadership team, putting the right people in the right seats, articulating and acting on the core values of the company, openly discussing the root issues behind problems in the business, and creating accountability for completing assigned SMART goals in a timely manner.
Why Use EOS in Your Business?
Many entrepreneurs are reluctant to give up control of all aspects of their business. In reality, the more they can delegate and trust those they have hired to do their work, the more successful the business will become. Conscientious alignment of job titles, duties, accountability, and expectations with a company’s core values and vision can create a laser-like focus that has a profound impact on all involved.
Progressive manufacturers like Harmony Enterprises in Harmony, MN, are beginning to utilize the EOS model to improve every aspect of their business. After experiencing years of steady growth, the innovative producer of waste and recycling equipment is looking to sharpen its focus in the market, while constantly striving to improve customer satisfaction, on time delivery, and production efficiencies. Harmony’s goal is to accomplish all of these things without compromising the elements of enhanced value that have long been associated with their balers, compactors, beverage extraction equipment, and services. Some of these elements include quality, durability, affordability, and prompt world-class service.
With the assistance of EOS implementer Joe Paulsen from Pinnacle Business Solutions in Mankato, MN, Harmony began its two year implementation of the system on Friday, May 12th. Members of its Leadership Team met off site to begin the important work of establishing company focus, accountability charts, and short term goals, or “rocks”.
By taking the initiative to continually improve its own processes through programs like EOS and ISO Certification, Harmony Enterprises is able to pass along several benefits to its employees and customers alike. It further validates its customer’s loyalty and confidence in their ability to provide the best solution for their needs. To get help finding an EOS Implementer for your business, click here.
Harmony Enterprises manufactures quality balers, compactors, beverage extraction, and full product destruction equipment. They provide innovative differentiators like solar power options, wireless monitoring, and customer service software as part of their global solutions approach. To learn more about their products and services, or how Harmony is constantly improving it business practices, please contact us or call (507) 886-6666 today!Contact Us