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Kathleen Ives
Senior Vice President, Engagement - University Professional and Continuing Education Association
Asked a question 3 months ago

Is it NOT a best practice to have more than one Integrator? I have been perusing through the historical posts and am curious if organizations have used multiple integrators at one time.

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Andrew Turner
Professional EOS Implementer

Hi Kathleen,

I may not understand the question correctly... but in EOS language, there is only ever one Integrator per company. As Travis said, the Integrator is defined as LMAing the senior leadership team.

Andrew

Reminder: you begin with the idea that every org has three basic functions: sales/marketing, ops, finance/admin. Decide whether you have three major functions or more (up to 7). But once you decide that, you need to designate a single leader for this team: the integrator.

Textbook definition of the integrator is the person who LMA's the leadership team. By that standard, you can only have one integrator. People can only have one boss, and teams can only have one leader. 

That said, the functional heads can basically be "integrators" of sorts for their departments. The head of the department may have several team leaders reporting to them and need to break ties, get people to play nice, etc. This is a very integrator-like role.