What on earth, I hear you ask, has making Pav got to do with EOS and effective management?
Well, there are two components in the recipe for producing perfect Pavlova – namely, ingredients and method.
If you use the correct ingredients, and follow the prescribed method, you will produce prefect Pav every time.
If you use different ingredients, and/or use a different method, you will still produce something – but it won’t be Pavlova!
So it is with EOS, if you apply all the components (ingredients), and follow the methodology, you will achieve the desired outcome – better, more profitable, more effective, and more efficient management of your company.
If you choose to utilise only some parts of the model, or to utilise the tools in a manner that differs from the recommended methods, you will certainly create something – but it is unlikely to produce the results you are anticipating. Unfortunately, the something you produce by omitting parts of the EOS model may be less appetising than the variation on Pavlova you create by deviating from the stated recipe.
This is because, like any well-constructed model, the component parts are interdependent and function successfully when fully integrated and functioning in tandem.
Vision without traction is illusion – if you have no tools at your disposal to deliver on your vision, achievement remains nothing more than a distant dream. Similarly, a company’s Founder/Leader/Visionary will be unable to realise the potential of their dream without the presence of an Integrator to deliver on the Founder’s ambitions.
Founders and Integrators provide complimentary functions as each excels in the areas of leadership essential to facilitate success.
However, many smaller enterprises will not have a natural Integrator on board and will find the cost of hiring a full-time person to deliver the Visionary’s Business Plan beyond their financial means.
In these circumstances, it is advisable – if not absolutely necessary – to retain the services of a Fractional Integrator, otherwise known as a Temporary Integrator, to oversee the functions necessary to deliver on the Business Plan. These functions include faithfully executing the Business Plan and achieving or exceeding the P & L objective; holding the Senior Leadership Team accountable for the agreed upon commitments; facilitating the integration of the various business functions and ensuring everyone is on the same pathway.
There are other functional priorities essential to the business which the Fractional Integrator carries out to implement the full EOS potential and to deliver on the Visionary’s expectations.
All these will be introduced and applied openly and transparently so that the Senior Leadership Team – and a suitable nominated individual – can gain familiarly with the role and take over the duties of the Fractional Integrator and fulfil the position of a permanent full-time Integrator.
The Fractional Integrator’s temporary presence is an essential ingredient for companies to get the best out of the EOS model and, just as all ingredients in the recipe need to be present to create the perfect Pav, the presence of a Fractional Integrator is an essential ingredient in getting best value from EOS and achieving the founding Visionary’s hopes, dreams, and objectives.