You may know where you want to take your team and you may be able to envisage the steps that need to be taken to get there. But unless your team is well-aligned with your thinking – and with each other – they won’t be able to give you their best results.
Team members often have different ideas about what they are dealing with, what the next step is, and how to take that step. Their progress would plot a ‘zig-zag’ path and the outcomes will likely not end up where you’d like them to be. This is disappointing for you, frustrating for them, and inefficient for everyone.
But alignment is a tricky area. Keeping pace with changing times, with people coming and going, and trying to meet challenging targets is all-consuming, let alone trying to figure out what’s in everyone’s heads.
Simple conversations help people align. But they can be messy, long-winded, confusing, and ineffective. With Mirror Mirror, they can be focused, structured, clear, efficient, and useful.
Mirror Mirror is a structured process to support you in:
- engaging your team
- getting deep and relevant feedback
- spotting the alignment gaps and opportunities
- bringing new and virtual team members closer
- preparing your team to go to the next level
People in a team need to align, but this doesn’t mean that they need to agree with each other or share the same views. In fact, the more people see things from different angles, the more diversity you can use to make things happen. But people do need to understand the basics: their purpose, requirements, facts, implications, and possibilities. They need to see the opportunities, the blockers, how they can contribute to making it happen, and how others can contribute.
With an expert Mirror Mirror facilitator, you can really get under the skin of what’s preventing success and how to overcome that – with the involvement and commitment of your team members.