developing the structure needed to improve
An ideal MOS is a structure that helps us choose top opportunities to work on, and then helps us realize these opportunities as quickly as possible. There are five core components to any successful MOS:
- Resource Management
- Improvement Tools
- Organizational Behavior
For an introduction, watch the following video:
Understanding Your Current MOS Maturity
It is important to know where you currently fit in terms of your MOS maturity. Knowing this information helps shape your next steps towards improving to a more mature state. The graphic below shows four stages of maturity and each stage lays out four characteristics that will help you assess where your organization lies on the curve. Organizations that achieve the highest stage of improvement (step change breakthroughs) will be the leaders in the future with market share, profitability, and employee satisfaction.
Understand where your Organization Fits
A common problem we run into when implementing or improving a Management Operating System is a lack of alignment on strengths, weaknesses, and areas to focus. To help improve this alignment we’ve developed a short MOS quiz for leaders to understand their organizational capabilities for the five key components of a successful Management Operating System.
Taking Your MOS Next Steps
Now that you've seen how you compare, what are the next steps you could take? At Stroud we offer a variety of ways to help companies improve their Management Operating Systems. These range in commitment and scope from a one week introductory workshop to an organization wide MOS rollout. Some of the options we offer are listed below:
- Week long workshop on the why, how, what of a Management Operating System
- Week long alignment audit with the leadership team to better understand MOS maturity and ways to improve
- Four to six week MOS discovery and analysis for current facilities
- Facility, Regional, or National MOS creation and rollout (timeframe flexible based on organization size)