As a family run, locally owned restaurant business, my son and wife and I all play various roles. We needed to find a way to sort out who did what within the organization and to have it all make sense.
Through Michael Visentine and his New Paradigm Advisors team, we discovered a methodology known as the Entrepreneurial Operating System or EOS. I had been exposed to EOS before, but Michael really pulled it all together for us and made it a practical solution.
A Way to Focus
EOS really helped us focus as a team. Since our team really has multiple personalities, EOS gave us a disciplined success model to help us stay on course. The model takes personal feelings out of the dialog and focuses on facts and people to grow the business. And that is critical in a family owned business. The EOS tools were great:
- Three- and ten-year plans
- Weekly meetings
- Regular discussion of quarterly and annual objectives (or “rocks”)
Now we actively meet weekly. There we review our “rocks” on the list of things to complete in a concise and solution-focused way.
We are grateful to the New Paradigm Advisors team for the education and ongoing support!
Owner Awake (formerly The Egg & I) and Dairy Queen Restaurants