When three different people mention the same philosophy in the same week, it demands attention. That is just what happened when the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) was mentioned to Britt, Brandon, and Brian from separate sources. They took it as a sign that they should investigate EOS.
The BIS leadership team read the book Traction by EOS Founder Gino Wickman to understand the system. Inspired by the idea that they could improve collaboration, accountability, and inclusion, they spent Q3 implementing its principles.
EOS is a natural fit with the BIS culture and business model because it allows for an entrepreneurial mindset. The system aims to get 100% of the organization going in the same direction.
Did you know that many executives rank meetings as a 4 on a 10 scale in terms of effectiveness? As a solution to boring meetings, EOS recommends running “Level 10 Meetings”. These 90 minute meetings maximize efficiency, and keep everyone pointed in the same direction by using principles like starting and ending on time. BIS follows this model at every executive and management level meeting. These redesigned meetings enabled improved communication and collaboration among departments at BIS.
The Leadership team will read The Great Game of Business by Bo Burlingham and Jack Stack next. The Great Game of Business explains how to achieve financial transparency, gamify improvements and get increased buy-in at the team level.
Learning about and implementing the Entrepreneurial Operating System changed the way that BIS operates. The BIS leadership team leans on other experienced business leaders to provide inspiration, then implements it as a singular vision.