Need: Fast flow from plans via actions towards innovative results
Challenge: The world is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA).
Solution: Alignment for autonomy, ie
* Create alignment on intent: WHAT & WHY
* Gives autonomy on HOW to act & decide within boundaries and in line with intent
* Give autonomy to adjust HOW in line with the intent
I describe three experiments that we have tried on individual, team and organizational level and the results from these experiments. Additionally, I give references to a number of other companies, large and small, who all work with alignment for autonomy. I also state the results we have achieved during 2010-2015 for value throughput, lead-time, quality and employee motivation.
Here's a write-up: https://medium.com/@erik_schon/how-do-we-get-speed-innovation-and-engagement-739a3aff4792