Why Every Growing Business Needs an Integrator
Written by: Greg Weiss
As an EOS Visionary, you know the importance of having a clear vision, well-defined core values, and a solid strategy to achieve your goals. But while having a plan is essential, implementing it can be a challenge. That’s where an Integrator comes in.
An Integrator is responsible for executing the vision and strategy of the business. They work with the Visionary to ensure that the company’s goals are being met and the business is operating smoothly. While the Visionary is focused on the big picture, the Integrator is the one who turns that vision into reality.
Here are some reasons why every growing business needs an Integrator:
1. They Keep the Business Focused
When businesses are growing, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture. There are many moving parts, and it’s easy to get sidetracked by day-to-day tasks. An Integrator ensures that the business stays on track by creating a clear and actionable plan that aligns with the company’s goals.
2. They Help Make Tough Decisions
Entrepreneurs are often passionate about their businesses, and it can be challenging to make tough decisions when emotions are involved. An Integrator can help make objective decisions by looking at the situation from a neutral standpoint. They are also responsible for communicating these decisions to the rest of the team, ensuring everyone is on the same page.
3. They Streamline Operations
As businesses grow, the processes and operations become more complex. An Integrator helps streamline operations, ensuring that everything is working efficiently. This includes identifying areas of waste, reducing duplication, and improving communication channels.
4. They Manage People Effectively
Managing people can be one of the most challenging aspects of running a business. An Integrator ensures that everyone is working towards the same goals and that the team is motivated and engaged. They are responsible for setting clear expectations and providing feedback to help the team members grow and develop.
5. They Help Drive Growth
Finally, an Integrator plays a crucial role in driving growth. They are responsible for identifying opportunities for growth and developing strategies to achieve those goals. By working alongside the Visionary, they ensure that the business is always moving forward, achieving new milestones, and staying ahead of the competition.
In conclusion, every growing business needs an Integrator to succeed. While the Visionary sets the direction, the Integrator is responsible for making the vision a reality. They keep the business focused, make tough decisions, streamline operations, manage people effectively, and help drive growth. If you’re an EOS Visionary, it’s time to consider bringing an Integrator on board to take your business to the next level.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Greg authored 3 practical Career Books, and 1 Book helping Visionary leaders scale their businesses. He is one of Australia’s most experienced HR consultants and leading career coaches. He is the founder and owner of Soulidify and Career365. As an entrepreneur/business owner, Greg has experienced first-hand the joys and frustrations of starting and growing one’s own business.