Mirror Mirror is best used in these situations:
- setting up teams in change or transition
- creating familiarity / understanding in new and virtual teams
- getting multi-project teams on the same page
- delivering rapid executive onboarding
- jump-starting stale / low performing / low energy teams.
Why Mirror Mirror works so well in practice:
- it provides a safe and confidential environment in which participants can share their views and ideas
- it shows participants that their inputs are heard, are being used, and are having an impact
- it allows participants to see where their views differ from those of the wider team and address those
- it builds a more open and appreciative team communication culture
- it provides rich feedback around where communications and other changes may be needed.
- it enables people to appreciate the views of their colleagues while not necessarily being in agreement.
Mirror Mirror is a unique mix of tried and tested methodologies that together, provide some significant differentiating advantages over other approaches:
- it focuses exclusively on building a shared current reality on the whole team context, with the whole team
- the inputs are the thoughts and feelings of the participants, so they own the content
- the emerging insights are free of subjective judgements from third parties: they are a reflection of how the team collectively perceives their reality – the common ground and differences.
- the key output is an ‘alignment snapshot’ – showing where dialogues need to take place; the key outcome is a team that is better prepared to make better decisions and take better actions together.