Your team isn't just a cog in the machine—it's the engine driving your company toward success. However, the road to achievement isn't without its speed bumps. So, how can you be sure that everyone in the driver's seat is strapped in and ready for the journey? The answer lies in the concept of GWC™: Get It, Want It, and Capacity to Do It.
Unlocking your team's potential starts with understanding how GWC™ can be your go-to guidepost. Simply put, does everyone on your team "Get" your company's vision, "Want" the same goals you want to achieve, and have the "Capacity" to achieve them? Answering these questions is more than an exercise—it's a necessity. Ignoring them could steer your company into operational mayhem and missed opportunities.
That’s why one of the most powerful tools in the EOS® toolbox that I always go through when first working with my clients is the GWC™ model. This tool is not just a yardstick but a compass—a way to navigate your team towards roles where they can truly shine, driving your company's vision forward.
Understanding GWC™: Evaluating Your Team Member's Potential
Many Visionaries assume their current teams are amazing, more than competent, and on the same page they are. After all, they hired them. But complacency can be a silent killer in business.
The truth is that while it's comforting to believe our teams are 100% on point, there's always room for growth. The GWC™ model is designed to unearth these opportunities. Standing for "Get it, Want it, and Capacity," this EOS® tool provides a litmus test to see if your team members are in their optimal roles or if a shuffle is necessary.
How To Use GWC™ To Evaluate Your Team
Begin by listing all team members and then applying the GWC™ questions:
Do they Get it? Does the team member understand the intricacies of their role and how it ties into your company’s vision?
Do they Want it? Is there genuine passion and motivation? A team member can be competent, but without drive, they might not push for excellence.
Do they have the Capacity to do it? Do they have the necessary time, skills, and resources to perform well in their roles?
Answer these questions with a decisive "Yes" or "No." This clarity allows an honest, unemotional evaluation of your team. Ideally, every team member should score a "yes" on all criteria. But, don’t let a “No” deter you. Often, when a business is in the early stages of implementing EOS®, a “No” simply offers an opportunity to realign, retrain, or reassess.
An Integrator™ Can Amplify the Power of GWC™
As a Visionary, your focus should be on the big-picture strategy. However, translating that dream into day-to-day operations can be a significant challenge. This is where an Integrator™ excels. An Integrator's™ job is to synchronize all parts of your business to ensure they’re consistently working towards your vision. They enhance GWC™ implementation through:
When everyone on your team understands their role, wants to be there, and has the capacity to perform, you're not just avoiding potential pitfalls – you're unlocking the magic and actively setting yourself up for unprecedented growth.
Next Steps: Diving Deeper into GWC™ Components
Now that you know what the GWC™ is, how it works, and how an Integrator™ can help you unlock its full potential, let’s dive deeper into each of its three components.
1. Ensuring Your Team Members “Get It”:
The "Get It" component is foundational. Employees need to understand the technical aspects of their roles and how they fit into the larger organizational puzzle.
2. Gauging if Team Members Truly “Want It”:
Emotional investment is the essence of the "Want It" component. It transcends mere duty and delves into a genuine passion for the company's goals.
3. Determining Your Team Members’ “Capacity”:
Capacity isn't just about skills; it's about adaptability, resilience, and the availability of essential tools and resources. It’s integral for team members to be prepared for evolving challenges and to have the resources to address them.
The Bottom Line
Building a team where everyone Gets it, Wants it, and has the Capacity to do it is no small feat. It's an ongoing process of fine-tuning and adjustment. Your Integrator™ plays a crucial role in aligning your team with your company’s vision and goals by focusing on effective communication, employee engagement, and the allocation of both human and material resources. This alignment doesn't just lead to growth; it's a pivotal factor that often determines the long-term success or failure of a company.
As a Fractional Integrator™ specializing in helping Visionary Entrepreneurs with EOS® focused businesses, my role is to help you master EOS® while scaling your business beyond 7 figures. If you’re ready to unlock the magic of your team, click here to schedule a complimentary discovery call with me.