Learning From A Rowing Team

by Nov 30, 2021Team Alignment

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.

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