Make sure your teams get the shared and actionable clarity they need to be effective.
‘Social Alignment’ is a term that has been emerging in recent social sciences literature. It is defined as being when people have a ‘shared current reality’ and has three components:
- Shared cognition: people have a collective understanding of their shared context (understanding)
- Social participation: people interact with each other effectively (behaviours)
- Personal relevance: the purpose of the individual links to the purpose of the team (motivation).
The research shows that social alignment is a prerequisite for team effectiveness and is the basis of the Mirror Mirror concept.
Mirror Mirror is an immediate, structured, practical process that enables leaders and their teams to develop better social alignment and become more effective. Based on ‘enabling leadership’ principles, it works on the basis that what a team needs to do to be effective is already known by those involved – but it’s not necessarily conscious, shared, or actioned.
Mirror Mirror is not a concept or theoretical model that needs to be translated back into the workplace. It is a practical action learning process that is anchored to the whole team context with the Team Leader driving the agenda. It is applicable to any team in any situation, complements any L&D or OD strategies in place, and language in the process can be customized. Case studies show excellent, long-lasting results in the reported levels of clarity, alignment and preparedness to move forward.
Contact us to discuss how Mirror Mirror can work for your situation.