Episode #2 – EOS: The perfect foundation for business growth

If you’re a business owner, you know one thing for sure — you’re never able to address every single little issue that pops up. Choosing what to tackle next can be tough, and putting out small fires can get in the way of achieving your growth goals.

So what’s there to do? Here at ERC Midwest, we gave the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) a run. After seeing great results, we wanted to share a bit about the system with you, our listeners, and let you know how it’s helped us streamline our operations.

EOS might seem a little intimidating at first, but the whole team learns together throughout the process of getting it up and running. In short, EOS is a set of simple concepts and practical tools that are designed to solve issues at their root. When we say an issue, we mean a small problem that can’t be solved by a simple email or phone call. The sorts of things that may seem small at first, but when they’re left unchecked, can snowball into a larger problem.

Since implementing EOS, we’ve aligned our leadership, defined clear roles for our team members, and set realistic, trackable goals we’re able to hold ourselves accountable for. The whole system is based on open, honest communication and the entrepreneurial spirit, and it’s really quite empowering for people of all levels throughout our organization.

On this episode of Working Without Waste, we’ll sit down with Drew Acklam, the General Manager here at ERC Midwest, to talk all things EOS. You’ll learn about what it was like to implement the system, how it’s improved our day-to-day operations across the board, and even how it’s helped us through business operations during COVID-19.

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Additional resources:

  • Mike Malatesta interviewed Mike Paton, a Certified EOS Implementer, on his podcast How’d It Happen. Mike and Paton cover a ton of great stuff in this episode, including how he helps entrepreneurs clarify, simplify, and achieve their vision – by mastering some simple concepts and practical tools. Click here to listen now.
  • Click here to download a 3-page pdf on how investors and boards can use EOS to align teams and drive results.

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