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Why Your Business Needs a Lean Business Operating System In Order To Scale

Implementing a business operating system is critical when you want to develop a truly scalable business that can run itself without everything being dependent on you. It is your system of systems for how you run your business so it can operate efficiently and with consistent and repeatable results.

It includes what you do, how you do it, and why you do it across a series of processes, systems, roles, skills, and business model structures highlighting how you deliver value via your offers and key functions of the business.

The problem with most business operating systems is that they are overly complex, painful to implement, and often forgotten or misused once created. They are not designed with the unique needs of a small business in mind which is why we created the Lean Business Operating System (LBOS), one that is actually valuable and sustainable for a modern small business.

It includes everything a small business needs and nothing it doesn't and works seamlessly with the lean strategic planning system and lean dream team system. Goodbye unnecessary complexity and overhead.

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Here's a sneak peek into what we include in our Lean Business Operating System (LBOS)

  • Company playbook
  • Company culture, mission, vision, values
  • Your value streams and aligned operating model
  • Your core systems, tools, resources, and infrastructure needs
  • How to effectively document your processes and systems
  • Best tools to use to document your systems
  • Which systems to create spanning operations, marketing and sales, offers, finance, team, and client delivery
  • Lean meeting and communication cadences and tools
  • Business performance measures, KPIs, and dashboards
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The backbone of every system is based on the 4 pillars of the Lean Out Method - Context, Clarity, Commitment, and Kaizen

Here are the business questions that the Lean Business Operating System answers:

  • Context:
    • What is the company's vision, mission, values, and culture?
    • What results are most important to us?
  • Clarity:
    • Who does what when, using what skills, systems, tools, and resources?
    • Where can employees and contractors access company playbooks, systems, and important information?
  • Commitment:
    • What does it take to efficiently get repeatable and consistent results and maintain and optimize our systems?
    • What are our standards and non-negotiables?
  • Kaizen:
    • What dashboards, metrics, data, and reflection practices do we leverage to measure our efficiency and effectiveness and continuously improve our results?

The Lean Business Operating System (LBOS) is one of six interconnected systems that comprise the Lean Business Scaling System™.

Interested in implementing the Lean Business Scaling System™ and building out your LBOS for increased efficiency, effectiveness, and profitability?

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