Someone asked me how you can improve interpersonal communication. I needed a while before I understood the question: It is about the process of finding solutions and of what these solutions can be. I use to work iteratively. That way you get a lot of feedback and insights in the problem and the possible solutions while working on new tools for communication.
How good are you in telling people bad news? The better you can talk about problems the better the solutions will be. Agile values value bad news and help you talking about them. „Talking about bad news“ weiterlesen
It is a known fact that personal communication is a key to success in agile environments: You need to communicate to collaborate and self-organize as a team. That means: You need to have certain soft skills, especially social und and communicative competencies. „Agile Communication and Soft Skills“ weiterlesen
Sociocracy 3.0 provides structures of stability. It is based on patterns that structure communicative interactions to collaborate as equivalents. The triangle can symbolize this: Ever forgotten to buy a cross-brace at IKEA and watching your shelf collapse? The triangle is what gives a square shelf stability… „The Triangle of Stability“ weiterlesen
Reading about agile, self-organizing teams I often think that diversity isn’t understood to its full potential. The Scrum Guide states that teams have to be cross-functional in order to „have all competencies needed to accomplish the work“ (Schwaber & Sutherland, 2016, p. 5). Most of the time „the work“ is addressed to be software development and testing. Diverse teams can do a lot more than that, as Management 3.0 suggests. But what is diversity? „Cross-Functional Teams and Diversity“ weiterlesen
[with english summary] Ich stelle immer wieder fest, das Menschen grosse Mühe damit haben, Beobachtungen und Bewertungen voneinander zu trennen. Das hat zum einen etwas mit persönlicher Betroffenheit zu tun, zum anderen auch damit, dass wir uns zu wenig darin üben, diese beiden Dinge zu unterscheiden. Gerade für Feedback und für Coaching scheint es mir wichtig, sich des Unterschieds bewusst zu sein. „Blinde Flecken – Blind Spots“ weiterlesen