England may have played two won two, but they have been less than convincing and conceded an alarmingly high number of penalties against Argentina and Georgia.
With discipline on the pitch becoming a real concern for manager Martin Johnson, a meeting was called with the players and home truths dished out.
Four years ago, in the wake of a 36-0 drubbing by South Africa, England also held a clear-the-air meeting and ended up defying the odds to reach the final in Paris.
And Shaw believes that, although the team are yet to reach the standards expected, they are back on the right path.
Shaw was an England squad member during their victorious 2003 World Cup campaign, although he did not play in the tournament, but he started the final four years ago.