Cross-Functional Teams and Diversity

diversity

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?
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Blinde Flecken – Blind Spots

feedback

[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.
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What stings sticks

stung

[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?
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Solving problems through language – the ends of communication

tauben

[mit deutscher Zusammenfassung] Many problems in the world are misunderstandings. Many things can be solved through communication. Often, simply by talking about a problem you come to a solution. I am used to address many problems with communication. But this goes only so far. I will present some tips to improve difficult communication situations below anyway.
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