What is a business operating system?
Updated: Mar 14
You probably noticed that from one best-selling business book to another there are a lot of similar thoughts. Over time, you learn how to use them in real life, but when your company grows faster than you can teach your team members how do you expect them to behave, you should put all your best practices into some framework.
Many of truly great and lasting companies constantly use their own version of so-called "business system". For example, Honeywell uses HOS (Honeywell Operating System), Danaher calls it DBS (Danaher Business System). Usually it's a collection of quite old time-tested techniques and practices, such as lean manufacturing, principles of radical transparency described by Ray Dalio, and so on.