“Healthy tension” between Product and Engineering? No thanks, I’d prefer alignment.

I’ve always been adamant that Product and Engineering are in a partnership, not a “healthy tension” relationship. So I very much agree with this post:

The problem is in the assumption that Product and Engineering teams inherently have different goals. They don’t. Both teams are responsible for the growth and stability of the company, for revenue and scalability. Neither can succeed without the other. When we assume otherwise, we sell each side short.