What Technology to Use If You’re Running EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System)
Entrepreneurial Operating System, in a business operation system that we’ve been using since 2018. The system is based off a book (Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business) written by lifelong entrepreneur, Gino Wickman. It’s used by over 80,000 companies worldwide, but it’s not perfect for every company.
At its core, EOS is based on six major components:
- Vision (crystallizing the vision and getting everyone 100% on the same page)
- People (ensuring you have the right people in the right seats)
- Data (using data to make decisions and develop an absolute pulse on the business)
- Issues (every business has them, successful businesses are good at solving their issues)
- Process (stop recreating the wheel and systematize to become more efficient)
- Traction (defining what’s most important and how to get there)
Louisville Geek implemented EOS in 2019.
We decided to make the investment in EOS because we were growing too fast for our own good. We knew that in order to get where we wanted to get, we needed more structure. Before EOS, we spent nearly all of our time working in the business, and very little working on the business.
If your business decides to implement EOS, we strongly recommend hiring an implementer to get you started. Some businesses try to implement EOS on their own and very few times does it go well. EOS is all about being open and honest with yourselves as a team, and it’s nice to have a third-party resource who is unbiased and can keep the implementation process flow smoothly. We hired Tom Barrett from Navigate the Journey as our EOS implementer and would definitely recommend him if your organization is considering EOS.
Surprisingly, when we first rolled out EOS, there wasn’t a specific software solution to help keep tabs on everything. EOS recently announced details on the upcoming release of the EOS One™ Software Solution so we’ll be interested to see what that entails in months to come. As a Microsoft Gold partner, we decided to stick with Microsoft apps to run EOS for our organization.