As organizations grow, they reach a point where they need to introduce proven systems to help overcome obstacles and continue to move forward. They also need tools to ensure their teams are working on the most important areas of the company and always be on the same page. One of the best solutions out there is EOS® – the Entrepreneurial Operating System® created by Gino Wickman. He created a proven process to help entrepreneurs succeed.
Once a company decides to incorporate EOS® they will need to identify who will be the Integrator – the cohesive leader that keeps everyone focused and moving forward. One of the best solutions is a fractional Integrator.
What is a Fractional Integrator?
A fractional Integrator can be an excellent short to long-term solution if your company would like to implement EOS® but you currently do not have that key leadership position or they have an identified leader, but they would like some coaching to make sure things move in the right direction.
For a great overview of the definition of an Integrator, read this post by the Gino Wickman, the founder of EOS®
What Is An Integrator? Part II
What are the benefits of a Fractional Integrator?
Bringing in an experienced Fractional Integrator with expertise across a variety of disciplines to your organization can provide many benefits. Here are a few examples of how this position can help your organization:
- The organization is exploring implementing EOS®, but currently does not have the best person to fill the Integrator position.
- You have a newer member of the leadership team that could become the Integrator, but needs time and coaching to excel in this role.
- Your organization is at a strategic crossroads and you need an unbiased, experienced strategic partner to assist identifying a path, creating a viable road map, and then assisting in the execution.
- You have areas in multiple disciplines (IT, Marketing, Analytics, Training, Operations, etc.) that need help aligning on organizational goals and executing these goals effectively.
- You are running EOS, but you unexpectedly lost your Integrator without a viable replacement.
This is a short list of the many benefits a fractional COO can bring to your organization. It is a very cost-effective way to elevate your organization. You can typically engage this position from 10 to 40 hours per week and it can last from several months or longer, depending on your specific situation and needs. It’s an excellent solution for many companies.