Originally posted @ www.EnjoyMediation.com

I came across the image below and found it interesting when looking at it from the "mediator's lens" because:

1) I use the image during trainings to show how people can look at the same situation and see different things. The idea behind this is to show people it is not always about right or wrong but rather understanding.

2) With that in mind, I found it amusing that the advertisment states "76% got it wrong." What exactly are they getting wrong??

Enjoy!

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Comment by lisa dagerman on March 18, 2010 at 10:20am
Very cool Jeff. I actually see both, what does that mean??? Am I in the 76%??
Comment by Jeff Thompson on March 18, 2010 at 5:00pm
Lisa,

Lol, it means you have a discerning mind!

I find it funny that although it is just an advertisement, it plays to the notion of "right and wrong" and that just because you see one thing and someone else sees something differently, many times the assumption becomes someone has to be wrong.

Sort of like how "expanding the pie" can only occur when we move away from the adverserial mindset of "us" and "them".
Comment by lisa dagerman on March 19, 2010 at 9:41am
Good Point! I do wonder however, when are you in the 76%? And I also wonder how many people don't even consider that question!! ;) Discerning minds want to know!!
Comment by David A. Hubbard, J.D. on March 23, 2010 at 6:32pm
Hi Jeff and Lisa!

A nice visual to use of peoples positions in any conflict where they can only see their own position (story or picture) and not the others perspective. "It's a person" "No it's a women" Are you crazy it's a musician" Like the search for truth and the mediator being able to support the parties discovery that there are many truths.

Jeff, do you have the graphic without the 76% get it wrong?
Comment by Jeff Thompson on March 26, 2010 at 1:37pm
David,

I should be able to find it- give me a few days.
Comment by Bryan Hanson on March 29, 2010 at 1:09pm
Interesting framing by the advertisers. I would assume they mean that 76% believe that it is definitely one over the other. In which case they would generally be wrong in someone's eyes. Thanks for sharing Jeff. This is an excellent tool to stop people from narrowing their perspectives, or at least have them think about new perspectives when they are introduced.
Comment by Jeff Thompson on April 12, 2010 at 9:54am
David,

Here you go:

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