I am not a rower, but I used to love watching rowing teams glide on the river in my hometown. The harmony in which they seem to work is always beautiful.
Rowing teams are also a beautiful illustration of the power of alignment.
They show us how you can always increase progress without more people or more money.
They can’t add more rowers.
They can’t get a longer boat.
But the one thing they can compete on is synchronicity.
Getting rid of every little mistake has a significant impact on their performance.
Rowing teams teach us an important lesson: alignment is the cheapest and most impactful way to grow your impact.