Nonviolent #Communication for #agile teams

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I’ve written before about the communication challenges of a scrum team. For me communication is nothing special to scrum, but it is very important to find a common understanding when comes to collaborative work building features and talking about user stories. It also improves our daily lifes working on our behaviors and attitudes.

I’ve bought an audio book at audible which really helps me a lot going through this process what I’d like to share: Nonviolent Communication: Create Your Life, Your Relationships, and Your World in Harmony with Your Values from Marshall Rosenberg

Rosenberg describes an easy technique to focus your attention on four components when communicating:

  1. Observation
  2. Feelings
  3. Needs
  4. Request

Further reading about nonviolent communication at wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonviolent_Communication

This special form of communication also shows me my way to express real leadership. The intentions fit perfectly my mindset:

  • Open-hearted living
  • Choice, Responsibility, Peace
  • Sharing Power (Partnership)

I am very thankful to Marshall Rosenberg sharing his experiences and learnings about nonviolent communication. Listening and reading about nonviolent communication helps me to express my feelings and needs much better. I highly recommend his book and technique for scrum teams, not only Product Owners or Scrum Masters, for a much better culture. His book is also a revelation for highly sensible persons.

I’d love to read and listen more about similar things and will be glad for each and every comment.

Thank you,

Patrick


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