Have you ever been told, You’ve got rocks in your head…?
Well maybe that’s not such a bad thing. At least that is, if you’re running your business on EOS®.
In EOS, ROCKs are the few, most important things you need to get done in the next 90 days (the term comes from Stephen Covey). By few I mean 3 to 7 things, not 37 – the reality is, the fewer items you focus on, the more you will get done.
One of my clients makes the point vividly by labeling actually rocks with their most important things for the quarter and then displays them for the whole company to see and stay focused on.
Human beings can only focus on something for about 90 days before the wander off track, get distracted, and lose their focus. In order to combat this natural tendency to lose focus, you need to create a pulse, a 90 day rhythm:
- Get together with your leadership team every 90 days.
- First look back and see how you did with your Rocks last quarter- it’s important to hold yourselves accountable.
- Revisit your vision to make sure everyone on the team is still aligned and rowing the same direction.
- Determine the few, most important things you need to do next quarter.
- Put heads down and get back to work.
This rhythm or pulse will keep your team focused and accountable, marching towards your vision.