An EOS Professional Implementer, colleague and friend of mine, Mike Kotsis, shared that one of his clients was struggling with working with millennials and had made it an issue to solve at their annual EOS session recently.

The leadership team identified 5 issues that are often expressed by employees in that cohort,-

  1. Where are we going?
  2. What am I responsible for?
  3. How do I know if I am doing a good job?
  4. When do I get to express my ideas?
  5. How can I help?
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How does EOS help managers and millennials?

The leadership team was thrilled to identify how the 5 Foundational Tools of EOS help managers provide answers to those questions.

  1. The Vision/Traction Organizer (V/TO) is a 2-page tool which answers where a company is going and how it is going to get there.
  2. The Accountability Chart is an organizational chart on steroids which documents the 3-5 key roles and responsibilities for each unique seat in the company.
  3. The Scorecard is a simple compilation of weekly activities and goals for those activities which underscores what success is for any job in the company.
  4. The L10 Meeting is a series of weekly meeting held by each of the teams in the company.  from the executives and ones including all individual contributors. Think Russian nesting dolls. The whole company is aligned and connected. Each manager/supervisor is in two weekly L10 meeting,- one with her boss and one with her direct reports. Each team is focused on exploring opportunities and solving issues within the scope of that team.
  5. Rocks are an agreed upon set of quarterly objectives appropriate for each individual in each of the teams described in the last bullet.

Next Steps:

If you want to learn more about the 5 Foundational Tools of EOS, read Traction: Get A Grip On Your Business by Gino Wickman. You can purchase a copy here in the EOS Worldwide Traction Library or you can schedule a 90-minute meeting with me here and I will present it to you and your leadership team on a white board.

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