Their is no single answer the question of the location of commander in battle, except for the principle that he or she must be in a place to optimally influence the fight. While Tzayad could become an excellent tool during the initial phase of the mission, it cannot replace the “feel” of the battle after first contact is made and rapid changes to the initial plan become inevitable.
Another lesson from the use of Tzayad: Because subordinates learn best by doing, senior leaders should accept the possibility that less experienced subordinates will make mistakes. If subordinate leaders are to grow and develop trust, it is best to let them learn through experience. Good leaders allow space so subordinates can experiment within the bounds of intent-based orders and plans.
Despite the lively controversy over Tzayad's impact on the basics of command, it remains a powerful tool. The C4I Directorate, Ground Forces Command, Israeli air force and navy may have succeeded in at establishing a system that enables a tank commander to designate a target on a computer screen in the tank and transfer the data in real time to headquarters. It could also be sent to a strike aircraft.
The IDF is looking to equip its battalions with compact radars that would be deployed ahead of the main force, searching for enemy forces. Radar data would be transferred back to the battalion's command post, where commanders could automatically dispatch UAVs to provide live footage of the suspected enemy force.
Digital networking can render long-range precision-fire support to forward units, which was not available before the digital era. The commander located at headquarters, with better situational awareness, can intervene with precision fire within minutes, directed on critical targets appearing on the computer screen, before the frontline commander becomes aware of the threat.