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Do you see what I see?

Mirror Mirror™ is a straightforward, robust process that improves alignment between people in teams and across organizations. It supports integration, engagement, ownership, and performance. 

The Root Cause is Misalignment

People interpret things differently but can’t always integrate their perspectives.  Dissonant views in action build up to the serious, observable problems that are all too familiar.  This is misalignment – we call it ‘The Fog’. Instead of hoping things will sort themselves out, now you can deal with it – safely and constructively.

Wondering why progress feels so difficult?

Can’t put your finger on the issues? 

Want to get the right topics on the table?

“Many of the circumstances that seem to block us may only appear to do so based on a framework of assumptions we carry with us.”

Benjamin Zander, The Art of Possibility

Clearing the Fog

When you identify and measure the extent of alignment between people in teams across specific areas, what you get is the right entry point to close the gaps. This starts one focus area at a time – sharing perspectives and uncovering underlying assumptions before taking one or more lines of discussion:

Finding common ground and accepting differences

Bridging between two or more ideas to create new possibilities

Creating scenarios and options

Thinking through what open questions THAT still need to be asked

Reaching consensus on best next steps

Run a cycle of Mirror Mirror in 4 steps

01

Anonymous alignment diagnostic

Surfaces dissonant perceptions – prioritize which most need to be addressed

02

Alignment dialogue sessions

Give everyone the opportunity to explore what may be behind the data: to be heard and hear others safely and efficiently

03

Support to improve alignment capabilities and conditions

Provided as needed depending on emergent needs

04

Impact measurement

Shows what changed and why after each cycle of work.

01

Anonymous alignment diagnostic

Surfaces dissonant perceptions – prioritize which most need to be addressed

02

Alignment dialogue sessions

Give everyone the opportunity to explore what may be behind the data: to be heard and hear others safely and efficiently

03

Support to improve alignment capabilities and conditions

Provided as needed depending on emergent needs

04

Impact measurement

Shows what changed and why after each cycle of work.

Alignment – What, Why, How (3 mins)

“Barriers to psychological safety can present on a number of levels in the workplace. Mirror Mirror is a refreshing way of getting people around some of those barriers, by allowing them to share their views anonymously, and address key issues without judgement or blame.”

AMY EDMONDSON
HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL: NOVARTIS PROFESSOR OF LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

“It worked because everyone was engaged. It was their pressure and their context. I fully endorse Mirror Mirror as a cutting edge approach to leadership communications and employee engagement for change and innovation.”

FH-PROF. DR. JOHANNA ANZENGRUBER

PROFESSOR OF STRATEGY AND INNOVATION, UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES, UPPER AUSTRIA

“The Mirror Mirror facilitators were professional and flexible; the analysis was deep, absorbing all our complexity and diversity; and the follow up was complete. The whole experience that Mirror Mirror offers is unique and competitive. I highly recommend it.”

KATARINA S.

HR DIRECTOR, EU-FUNDED INNOVATION ORGANIZATION, GERMANY

“I was very happy to see the open participation – everybody really spoke up. I’m impressed because we don’t see this in our operational meetings. I hope we can bring it back there.”

MARK W.

TEAM LEADER, FMCG UNITED KINGDOM