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.
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
I let my Students at a University of Applied Sciences work with Scrum for one semester. My learning is, that you can apply Scrum in very different contexts, because its simple rules make self-organization feasible and the transparency gives a good bases for communication.
„Scrum in higher education (Part III): What I’ve learnt from working with Scrum“ weiterlesen
My students at a University of Applied Sciences in economics worked with Scrum for one semester to produce concepts and texts for corporate communication for their fictional companies.
„Scrum in higher education (Part II): How my students worked with Scrum“ weiterlesen
I wanted my students to be more intrinsically motivated so I introduced them to Scrum and let them work totally self-organized for a whole semester. Here are my thoughts about how I set up the framework in my special context.
„Scrum in higher education (Part I): How I introduced Scrum to my students“ 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
[Deutsche Zusammenfassung] When do you really and consciously change? Willingly? I change willingli when I unexpectedly detect something I do that hinders me. Within a second I realize a pattern, that before was hiding in a blind spot and from that moment on I am uncomfortable with it. Detecting such things and overcome them makes me more efficient and effective because I stop to impede myself. How could we implement such reflection into everyday life?
„What stings sticks“ weiterlesen