Business Sense: What is EOS, and why should countertop fabricators care?

By Katherine Gifford of Moraware

It turns out that I was very wrong when I assumed that EOS was a type of lip balm. So, if you have been hearing references to “EOS” buzzing around and don’t know what it means…you are not alone, my friend. I’m here today to give you the lowdown so you don’t have to feel out of the loop like I did. You’re welcome!

EOS stands for Entrepreneurial Operating System. It helps to think of your business as a computer. Just like a computer, it runs multiple processes every day to keep your system running and all the parts have to work together to ensure those processes run smoothly. Without an efficient operating system (OS), you simply won’t be as productive.

What exactly is Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS)?

The Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) is a set of business concepts and tools designed to optimize your productivity. Just like you would install an update to make your computer run smoother, EOS will help your leadership crew and team working together to make your business run smoother.

It’s similar to lean manufacturing, except it focuses on the overall organization of your business rather than your manufacturing processes specifically.

EOS is ideal for businesses between 10 and 250 employees that feel like they’ve hit a ceiling.  If your operation has become stagnant, flat and even stuck, EOS could be the solution to help kick your operation into four-wheel drive and take your countertop fabrication operation to the next, more efficient (maybe even better?) level.