Many CEO/Founders struggle with knowing the best way to execute their goals and strategies while maintaining their vision and values. Maybe the following issues resonate with you.
- Do you want to focus on the bigger picture but are filling too many roles?
- Maybe your team is unable to develop and implement a strategy that will achieve your goals.
- Are you struggling to gain traction in scaling your business or brand?
- Did you try self-implementing EOS®* but don’t have the capacity to fully integrate it?
- Maybe you’re stuck seeking solutions to rocks or issues holding you back.
That’s where a Fractional Integrator can come in, short term, and help guide you and your team through your growth phase. The Integrator’s role is to provide structure and strategy to your vision and goals while guiding your leadership team to develop and implement a strategy that will achieve them. This role can be a great fit for businesses not yet needing, or able to hire a full-time COO or Integrator. In this post, we’ll break down the role of a Fractional Integrator and how they can help your company reach a scalable level by providing both the strategy and execution you may be lacking.
A Fractional Integrator provides a level of expertise that many companies may not possess in-house. As an external resource, they bring their own set of skills, expertise, and knowledge, allowing them to fill any gaps within your organization. An experienced Integrator will bring years, even decades, of executive level expertise to your organization. In particular, Fractional Integrators are well-versed in helping you self-implement the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS®)*, which provides a framework for achieving your company’s goals by creating accountability throughout the organization. Let’s dive deeper into their role in EOS®*support and implementation.
EOS®* Implementation and Support
Gino Wickman, author of Traction and EOS®*, defines a Fractional Integrator as “an experienced business leader who is able to integrate and orchestrate all the pieces of your company.” A Fractional Integrator helps you stay accountable to your goals and ensures that everyone in the organization is on the same page. They can also serve as a neutral third-party mediator/bridge for issues that arise within the leadership team. While they are leading your team in self-implementation or supporting you in maintaining EOS®* throughout your organization, you will have more time to focus on other areas of your business.
(One key aspect of an Integrator’s role is leading and facilitating Level 10 Meetings, which are weekly meetings that bring the leadership team together to discuss progress, issues, and updates related to their company’s goals.)
More Than Just an Advisor
A Fractional Integrator is not just an outside consultant who provides advice and feedback – they are actively involved in helping your business achieve success. Fractional Integrators take on leadership roles within the company and work closely with you as a CEO/Visionary to make strategic decisions and set long-term goals. They are accountable for implementing these strategies and ensuring that everyone in the company is working towards the same goals.
Brings Structure and Focus
Another benefit of hiring a Fractional Integrator is bringing structure and guidance to a growing organization. They help establish standard procedures and policies that can streamline operations while also ensuring that everyone is on the same page when it comes to the larger, long-term goal. Fractional Integrators allow Visionaries to focus on the bigger picture of working on your business instead of in it so you can focus on your vision, innovation, and developing new products to meet your customers’ needs.
Customizable- Part-Time Engagement
One of the advantages of Fractional Integrators is that they can be engaged on a part-time basis, providing a more cost-efficient alternative to hiring another full-time executive. Plus, Fractional Integrators can be customized based on your business needs. For instance, you might want them engaged strictly as an accountability partner or have them take on a more active role as a leader or facilitator. With Fractional Integrators, you get the flexibility to tailor their involvement based on your specific needs and the needs they see within your organization.
ROI-Better Return on Investment
Fractional Integrators provide the necessary expertise and knowledge to achieve your goals and implement necessary changes without having to pay the full cost of a full-time COO or Integrator. This can be especially beneficial for small and medium-sized businesses, which might not have the budget to support senior executive roles yet. Even more, a Fractional Integrator can come on board short term, helping you bridge your organizational gaps and then transitioning out, allowing your team to take over the improved strategic direction.
Don’t Fill Both Rolls- We Can Help
As a founder/CEO, a Fractional Integrator can be the resolution you are seeking. Statistically speaking, filling the role of both a Visionary and an Integrator is an unsustainable model, and is often the downfall of businesses. With a Fractional Integrator, you can focus on your role and allow them to get to work with your team to make your vision become a reality. In addition, once they’ve succeeded in supporting you in self-implementing EOS®*, establishing your systems and processes, and getting your team aligned and accountable within their roles, you will be left with a scalable organization that is set up for long-term success. So if you’re feeling stuck or overwhelmed with growing pains, consider bringing on a Fractional Integrator to provide the necessary expertise and guidance to take your business to the next level. Reach out to us at EmmerScale for more information on how we can deploy Fractional Integrator services to lead you during your company’s growth. Let’s work together to make your vision a reality!
*EmmerScale is NOT affiliated with nor does it represent itself as an EOS® Implementer. EmmerScale provides Fractional Integrator services that utilize the self-implementation model which is permissible under the public IP of EOS®