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The Difference Between an EOS® Implementer and an EOS® Integrator

Unraveling the Distinction: EOS® Implementer™ vs. Integrator™

One question I frequently encounter pertains to the difference between the roles of an EOS® Implementer™ and an Integrator™. Both these positions are crucial in companies implementing the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®), but the similarity in these equally important roles often leads to confusion.

I often receive questions about the differences between an EOS® Implementer™ and an Integrator™ and their roles in companies implementing the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®). While both positions are equally essential, they can be confusing due to their similar titles.

The crucial distinction lies in how each role serves your business. An EOS Implementer™ acts as your strategic partner, concentrating on the overarching vision and working ON your business. In contrast, an Integrator™, like myself, is your operational expert, working IN your business, ensuring smooth day-to-day operations, and keeping your company on track.

Despite their differences, both roles collaborate closely with visionary business owners, harmonizing efforts to implement EOS® to unite the entire organization towards common objectives. This collaborative approach allows Visionary owners to gain traction and propel their companies toward their desired goals.

In this article, we'll delve deeper into the roles of an EOS® Implementer™ and an Integrator™, exploring how each contributes uniquely to your business's success under the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®). Let's unlock the true potential of your company together!

What is EOS®?

EOS® is a collection of practical tools and concepts designed to assist visionary entrepreneurs in achieving the desired outcomes from their businesses. It aids the organization's everyday operations and long-term planning, promoting efficiency and stability and fostering collaboration among all departments toward a shared goal.

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Source: Entrepreneurial Operating System®

To quickly summarize, EOS® has six key components:

  • Vision: Getting everyone in the company 100% on the same page.
  • People: Discovering whether the right folks are in the right seats now and moving forward.
  • Data: Guiding the business from numbers you can capture and analyze. 
  • Issues: Discussing and resolving issues and concerns.
  • Process: Creating systems for efficiency and consistency so people know what to do and are always on the same page.
  • Traction™: Becoming experts at execution and bringing the vision down to the ground.

Consistency can be challenging for many companies, but EOS® provides unique systems that ensure everyone is on the same page and knows what to do. This is why more than 80,000 companies use the EOS® system to improve their teamwork and performance to achieve business growth and financial success.

What does an Integrator™ Do? 

An EOS® Implementer™ collaborates with the Visionary to integrate EOS® into the organization and propel the business forward. Although they help in creating the operating system strategy, it is the job of the Integrator™ to carry out the plan after it has been implemented.

An EOS® Implementer™ is generally an external business consultant specializing in EOS®. While the Implementer™ might work with the Visionary for a specific duration, typically a few months during the implementation phase, the Integrator™ forms a consistent, ongoing partnership with the Visionary.

Why You Need Both an EOS® Implementer™ and an Integrator™ for Business Success

The power of having both an EOS® Implementer™ and an Integrator™ lies in their ability to complement each other's strengths. While the EOS® Implementer™ sets the strategic direction and aligns the leadership team, the Integrator™ focuses on executing that vision with precision.

Together, they create a powerful force that drives your business forward. The EOS® Implementer™ provides the clarity and direction needed for growth, while the Integrator™ ensures that the day-to-day operations run smoothly, supporting the vision's successful implementation.

Recognizing that both roles are equally vital and interconnected in the EOS® journey is essential. Without a clear vision and strategic direction, the Integrator™ would lack the guidance to execute effectively. Conversely, without a strong Integrator™ to carry out the plan, the vision might remain unfulfilled if a Visionary only hires an EOS® Implementer™.

The Impact on Your Business

Having a strong EOS® Implementer™ and Integrator™ duo in place can yield remarkable results for your company. This is because as your leadership team aligns with a shared vision and works cohesively under an Integrator's™ guidance, your business will naturally gain momentum toward its goals.

The EOS® methodology, backed by the expertise of an EOS® Implementer™ and an Integrator™, empowers your business to overcome challenges, adapt to market changes, and seize opportunities proactively. By fostering a culture of accountability, communication, and continuous improvement, EOS® lays the foundation for sustainable growth and long-term success.

The Bottom Line

In conclusion, embracing both an EOS Implementer™ and an Integrator™ can be a game-changer for your business. The synergy between strategic vision and seamless execution can elevate your company to new heights, allowing you, the visionary owner, to achieve your goals and vision for the future. 

So here’s the pressing question: Is it time for an EOS Implementer™, an EOS Integrator™, or perhaps both? Schedule a complimentary discovery call today by clicking below to explore the best path forward for your organization.

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About the Author Brenda Violette

Brenda Violette, Founder and CEO of Violette Business Services, LLC, is a highly experienced and sought-after Fractional Integrator™ and Mentor based in Connecticut. With a remarkable track record of over 30 years in leadership, Brenda excels in administration, operations, and people management. As a relentless learner, Brenda actively engages in multiple EOS®-based Visionary/Integrator™ communities and holds esteemed memberships in the FIM (Female Integrator Mastermind) and Advanced Integrator™ Mastery Forum in Rocket Fuel. She’s also a distinguished Rocket Fuel Mastery Program graduate and a certified Kolbe Consultant™. With a keen focus on driving growth and making a positive impact beyond profit, Brenda guides Visionaries to achieve their strategic goals. Brenda brings transformative value to her clients and partners exclusively with companies operating on the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®), who are already working with an EOS® Implementer™ or have graduated from the program. Discover how Brenda can propel your business towards significant growth and sustainability while freeing you to fulfill your role as the Visionary. Visit www.BrendaViolette.com to learn more.

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