What is EOS?
EOS, the Entrepreneurial Operating System, includes the following components as the way for a company to gain Traction to reach their goals, with a description taken straight from the book What the Heck is EOS? If you haven’t already had a chance, be sure to get a copy of this book form your manager or HR so that you can have a good understanding of our operating system, why we use it, and how it works:
“When everyone in the company is working toward the same goals, there is less frustration and fewer mistakes. This happens when the vision of the company is set and clear and communicated to all.”
“The People Component helps build great teams. It puts the Right People in the Right Seats.
The Right People are the ones that just fit. You know them when you see them; you feel it. They are people you like to work with, people who, like you, want to accomplish something every day. They sacrifice so the team can win. They act according to a code of behavior: [our] company’s core values. These are the right people. (See our Core Values below)
The Right Seat means getting everyone in a where they can best contribute to the organization: A job where they can be successful.”
“The Data Component is designed to help [us] objectively see where you are going—both as an individual and as a company.”
“Anything that needs to be improved fixed or changed to make [our] company better is called an issue. They include anything unresolved that needs to be discussed, such as problems, opportunities or new and better ways to do things. The Issue Component is designed to help [our] organization bring issues to the surface and solve them, once and for all.”
“The Process Component creates, at a high level, a consistent way of doing all of the company’s operations.”
“The Traction Component is about discipline, execution, and accountability. It helps [our] company clarify and choose the right priorities. The Traction Component is 100% strong, you get… Traction!”
There are three things that we use as guidelines to help employees know that they are meeting expectations: Company Core Values, GWC, and your job description. These expectations are listed in order of importance. We are looking for the right people in the right seat of our company. The right people follow our core values. Once we have the right people, we want to be sure they are in the right seat. The correct position is designated as a seat that the employee GWC’s. The job description is then used to describe the seat so that we can adequately measure GWC. We have discussed in more detail our Core Values and GWC and listed your job description here.
We find that be specifying our core values; it clarifies what it takes to be a part of our team. We are not perfect at any of these values, and we don’t expect any of our employees to be perfect at them, but we do expect everyone to be striving to exhibit these core values at all times.
We believe that it’s important to do what needs to be done to get the work done, sometimes working in hard conditions, knowing that when we accomplish our task, we feel satisfaction that comes with doing hard things. We also believe that when we follow the systems and process as set forth, we can work together to create much more seamlessly than otherwise.
We feel it is essential that our team members have a passion for what they do, and what the company does. We feel that even the most menial tasks can bring passion. Such as the drive to have accurate information entered. We find that when we feel passion for what we do, we enjoy what we do, and those we work with enjoy working with us.
Craftsmanship is more than the ability to craft a beautiful product which is essential. However, the idea that we take pride in what we do, be it, that sales call to the irate customer, being able to resolve their concerns; an accurate, informational report for those that need the information to make a decision; product wrapped effectively for a safe voyage to their new location. Taking pride in what we do, and doing our very best, is what craftsmanship means to us.
Relationships are the hub of our core values. It is what we base everything we do, from interactions with our customers and vendors to our co-workers and colleagues. We believe that we are who we are and are where we are because of these relationships. We feel it is paramount to everything we do. These relationships are based on the idea of being helpful, accountable, understanding, and courteous. We strive to treat all of our relationships the same way.
You may think that is obvious that we have creative as our core value, but it is more than being creative in the sense of artistic endeavor, but also in how we approach our work, resolve concerns and solve issues.
We believe that we never know it all and that we never stop learning. We believe that we can learn traditional ways, via classes, seminars, reading. We also believe though that some of the best things we learn is when we allow humility into our lives, learning from those around us, even those we may consider our subordinates, and especially from our mistakes. We look for people who are willing to learn and accept that they don’t know it all.
Want it: Do you want this role? Do you enjoy it, does it invoke passion for you? Do you wake up excited to do this job?
Capacity: Do you have the physical and mental capacity to do the job? Do you have the ability to meet the expectations of the job?
All three need to be a ‘yes’ in order to be successfully in the right seat.
Get it: Do you “get” the job? Do you understand what is expected of you and you understand how to meet those expectations? Do you understand the roles you have, and do you understand the scope of these roles?
If you don’t have a copy of your job description, ask your manager if you can get one.