Looking at the related patterns, in this case they are very instructive for understanding. Consider “All Concerns Addressed”. If you are addressing all the concerns of all the different pieces of the whole, the fact is they will buy into wherever you’re going. There will be a natural alignment that emerges from that.
The pattern “Collective Distributed Intelligence” involves having all those parts participating in generating collective intelligence, bringing their own individual or group intelligence, their piece(s) of the picture, into informing where it is we think we might want to go.
“Groundedness” suggests being grounded in what’s important and what’s real. Again, this helps the political will not only come about (because people will want to implement things that address what they want) but also be wise.
“Inclusive Stakeholder Governance” is also intimately related to that. It means we’re trying to get all the stakeholders who are involved in the issue or the domain aligned together with the political will.
And if we’re trying to get the population, the “we the people”, aligned in some way, the “Microcosms and Populations” pattern is important.
“Multimedia Engagement” is important, of course, because the more we have ways to understand and realize what’s going on through various forms of media, different images, participation, words, videos, stories, etc., the more different people will be able to engage. If you want to bring the whole into consideration of something and alignment around it, then multimedia engagement is another really important piece of that.
So you sense here that we are trying to build the directional motivational energy of the whole society in a way that it really does include the whole in both the generation of direction and the forward motion along that direction.