I was sitting at a stoplight and looked in my rear view mirror, thus was able to clearly see the person in the car behind me.  

And it occurred to me that I couldn’t see the person in front of me at all, but they could see me. 

It seemed an apt metaphor of why we benefit from working in teams.  Everyone has a different viewpoint and no one person can see the whole picture.

It’s not just looking in the rear view mirror that brings perspective, but being seen in another mirror is an important part of the equation as well.

— beth triplett

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