Pattern: Value Hierarchy

When an organization’s values are clearly stated and prioritized, as well as fully internalized across the company, people have the basis for making day-to-day decisions without needing to seek consent or permission/approval

Value Hierarchy

The company’s cloud native transformation has just begun, and there is a lot of uncertainty. People are still learning about the tech, and the organizational structureis evolving. Teams are becoming independent, and there are many moving pieces.

In This Context

Without a clear understanding of the company values and the priorities, people have no easy way to connect their daily work to the company strategy. In such a situation, different teams may make conflicting decisions or waste a lot of effort on low-priority tasks.


Create an ordered list of clearly stated values to simplify decision making and guide behavior in an uncertain environment.


Teams and individuals in an organization are able to make decisions with confidence.