Stategy – How to set a direction in agile environments

Agile organizations balance high alignment with high autonomy. When organizations attempt to be Agile at scale, they need a way to ensure that high alignment is maintained, otherwise incoherence would result.

People cannot be compelled to align. Instead, leaders facilitate alignment by ensuring that there is a two-way process of communicating intent throughout the organization, confirming through feedback that people understand it and that their responses will align with it.