All too often I get notifications that an update is available for:
- My Watch
- My Phone
- My Laptop
- My Doorbell
- My Security System
- My TV
- My Car (seems like 2x per month)
- My Software Applications (dozens of them separately)
It takes a good deal of time to implement the updates and even more to understand what changes were made at times. For instance, this fall Apple will update iOS and MacOS significantly with new features.
What other operating systems do you have in your business that need to be updated? How do you manage the updates? How do you prepare all the affected employees for the update? One of the worst is a new ERP, Enterprise Resource Planning, which could be argued is a Business Operating System that affects so many other parts of the company and its operations.
If you spend any time reading, listening, or watching industry materials you will likely run across the following:
EOS Entrepreneur Operating System
MOS Manufacturing Operating System
FOS Financial Operating System
SOS Sales Operating System
LOS Legal Operating System
MES Manufacturing Execution Systems
CEO-S The Chief Executive Operating System
All of these represent themselves as platforms for making everything easier, faster, less costly, simpler. Consider putting together a new BOSS for your company where B.O.S.S. is a Business Operating System Strategy™.
I am always looking for a BETTER WAY to SIMPLIFY complex and interconnected systems and CLARIFY their operation and benefit. Systems are known to help, but only when they fit the acronym definition I heard from Joel Weldon on a WHY Institute podcast last week:
SYSTEM — Saves You Stress Time Energy Money
I am willing to bet you also have a personal operating system. Want to know what it is? Send me a note at PaulMenig@BusinessAccelerants.com and you will get access to the first step in discovering your own WHY.os. It will only take 10 minutes. You will learn a short WHY you do things, HOW you go about it, and WHAT you expect to accomplish.