Turn your company into a momentum machine.
Cultivate buy-in and maintain perpetual momentum by adding Cultural and Structural clarity and consistency to the Organizational Operating System you already have. Same tools, just a new mindset.
Getting buy-in and turning your organization into a momentum machine is like riding a tricycle.
What if you already have an Organizational Operating System like EOS®, Traction, Scaling Up, or Holocracy?
Beautiful! You have started the journey, and our analogy of a unicycle vs. a tricycle (the momentum machine) might resonate. You are in the right place to maximize the investment of time and energy you have already made in your operating system by adding the “two back wheels” of Cultural and Structural clarity and consistency.
“We keep losing momentum, I get dragged back in to the day to day and I hate it.”
We work exclusively with leaders of people who want to break the exhausting “momentum loss cycle”.
We have a core belief that an organization is a fiction, a fiction that is only given meaning and power by those who buy-in to it. If you have 200 people, and 99 buy-in to this and 101 buy-in to that, then you have two organizations. You are already divided. We want a single organization where everyone buys-in to the same thing. To create this singular buy-in, your organization must have clarity and consistency in these three areas:
- Operational clarity and consistency
- Cultural clarity and consistency
- Structural clarity and consistency
OPERATIONAL CLARITY AND CONSISTENCY
Operational Clarity and Consistency comes from having a well defined and repeatable Organizational Operating System (OOS) in place. Every company has one at root, but often it is not named, or codified and just lives an organic life of its own.
CULTURAL CLARITY AND CONSISTENCY
They say: “Culture eats execution for breakfast.” Who are “They”? Have “they” ever run a company, had to make payroll, really experienced the pressures of ownership? Nothing is more frustrating than mushy, acedemic culture approaches.
STRUCTURAL CLARITY AND CONSISTENCY
Two questions need to be answered from two perspectives. 1) A CEO wants to quickly understand: “Who is doing what and why?” 2) An Employee (Individual Contributor) wants to be able to easily answer: “What am I doing and why?”
Every human is asking these questions about work:
- Who are we?
- How do we operate?
- Where do I fit in?
When your people can understand and embrace all three of these areas with clarity and consistency, they will buy into your organization. Our 7Q7P family of offerings – workshops, books, Entrepreneurial Operating System (or EOS® / Traction) implementations, and software – are built to help you get your head, heart, and arms around these three areas, simplify them, and then execute in order to create a perpetual momentum machine.
Cultural Clarity and Consistency
7 Question – 7 Promise Framework™
What if your people could answer YES to these seven questions week after week?
- Do I Belong? Yes.
- Do I Believe? Yes.
- Do I understand and embrace what I am Accountable for? Yes.
- Do I understand and embrace how I am Measured? Yes.
- Do I understand and embrace how I am Heard? Yes.
- Do I understand and embrace how I am Developed? Yes.
- Do I understand and embrace how I maintain Balance? Yes.
Structural Clarity and Consistency
Organizational Cognizance Model™
What if your people could understand and embrace this 14 point checklist about their job?
- What is the Purpose of my Job?
- What Positions do I fill as part of my Job? What is the Purpose of each Position?
- Who do I report to?
- Who is my Mentor?
- Who do I turn to for Coaching in each of my Positions?
- What Teams am I part of?
- What Meetings will I attend?
- What Entities (clients, projects, contracts, etc.) will I interact with?
- What Workflows do I participate in?
- What Processes will I follow and/or maintain?
- What Systems do I interface with and need to master?
- What are my Objectives?
- What are my Key Results?
- What Skills or Competencies do I need now and in the future?
So where do you start, It’s simple.
Step 1 - Operational Clarity and Consistency
Install an Organizational Operating System and you’ll emerge with a clear path for building the Momentum Machine. You, as CEO/Owner, will reconnect your dream directly to the dreams of your individual contributors.
Step 2 - Cultural Clarity and Consistency
You’ll gain a deep understanding of the WHY behind the system you run your business on. Then learn how to keep 7 simple promises to make your OOS something your are doing for your people, not to them. Your organization will thrive.
Step 3 - Structural Clarity and Consistency
People are engaged when they can answer the 14-point checklist. Work gets done. And you’re surrounded by the people you’ve always wanted. You’re filled with guts, courage and your momentum is a force to be reckoned with.
What if things could be different?
Help your employees answer: "What's in it for me?"
The people who can add momentum and power to your corporate flywheel are your employees, your individual contributors. The combined weight of their buy-in is critical. We help you flip the script so employees know you are doing things for them, not to them. This will free the load off of you and enable your employees to start and maintain carrying the load.
Build a business that is powered by your people, not just you
There are individuals who have in their mind a dream job just like you have in your mind a dream company. The simple key is matching these people with their dream, together, with your dream. When folks share the same dream, the same imagined future, they pull together as one single culture with shared attitudes and institutions that foster individual growth and buy-in.
Become the leader you always dreamed you would become.
Our clients see leadership using a simple perspective. “You know you are leading when you see someone aligning or turning over, all or part of their future with your future.” Think about that for a second, when have you been led, what did you do? You aligned all or part of your future with your leader’s future. You bought in.