ARE YOU RUNNING YOUR BUSINESS OR IS YOUR BUSINESS RUNNING YOU?
SOS moves the business from the owner to the TEAM
RAPID, a quick turn sheet metal and machine shop, grew from five to over three hundred team members over fifteen years. A big part of the success and growth was putting in place a formal process for operating RAPID. Why? It moved RAPID from being run by a “Rugged Individual” (the entrepreneur/ owner) to “Team”. The process by default then created constant communication, helping the team understand RAPID’s goals and what made the company unique. Then growth was accelerated by putting in place a meeting structure to regularly measure and execute the goals. RAPID team members felt in the loop and they had a sense of mission and purpose.
As the entrepreneur/ owner, I do regret that RAPID did not implement an Operating System sooner than we did, and when we did start, that only myself and the top two managers used it. Only over time did I realized the power of getting everyone involved. As more people were included in the system, it got easier and easier to run the company. At the time of RAPID’s sale, we had gotten everyone in the company involved daily in the process.
Jay Jacobs, CEO & Founder
WORK ON THE IMPORTANT, NOT JUST THE URGENT
MEASURABLE ACCOUNTABILITY & DISCIPLINE
FOCUS ON THE "ROOT CAUSE" OF ISSUES
SOS has set us up for long term success and growth. The monthly meetings now have repeatable structure. The system enables communication and the transparency of goals holds individuals and the group accountable for things that may otherwise go unaccomplished or not measured.
Keegan Caldwell, Caldwell IP
The SOS has been a game changer for our organization! The system has helped drive accountability while closing communication gaps between departments. Get a grip on your business strategy and key activities; keep it simple, and GROW! Thank you to Jay and Kerry for helping us implement the SOS and giving our business a strategic advantage!