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Restoring Dignity And Meaning To Work and Separating It From Sustainability

Article •  24 - 36 minutes • 
All Skill Levels
Article
24 - 36 minutes

Even in the pandemic the line between what’s essential for people and what is “essential” for fueling the economy, often gets confused. Capitalist market economies actively undermine attending to needs for the many and for life as a whole. Economic recovery is a mirage leading to continued collective oppression. This article explores possible ways to bring us closer to attending to our actual needs — and caring for self, others and life.


Thrive at Work

with Jeff Brown
Audio •  1 hour, 8 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
1 hour, 8 minutes

Many of us check our full selves at the door when entering our workplace. Would you like to learn how to apply NVC principles at work instead? In this session, Jeff details how you can step into greater authenticity at work!


Managing Collectively: New, Empowered Ways to Get Things Done

Audio •  1 hour, 8 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
1 hour, 8 minutes

Enjoy Dian's overview of the 4-step model and its application to the workplace. Learn how NVC can help you: generate intrinsic motivation… discover creative solutions… create greater accountability and buy-in…reinforce behaviors you like and change others… and experience a LOT more fun, joy and aliveness at work!


Applying NVC to Social Change Movements

Audio •  50 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
50 minutes

Want things to change in your community, but feel frustrated or don’t know what to do? Miki’s intriguing overview of how to apply the principles of NVC to social change movements may have the exact blend of inspiration and ideas you’re seeking!


Covert Compassion

with Jeff Brown
Audio •  7 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
7 minutes

Interested in bringing NVC consciousness to your workplace, but want to use a natural and conversational way of speaking? Listen in as Jeff describes three specific skills you can apply immediately: #1: How to express your understanding of a co-worker’s needs; #2: How to apply the three dimensions of needs in a business setting; and #3: How to make a Symbiotic Request that acknowledges holding multiple needs.


Creating Collaborative Organizations

Audio •  55 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
55 minutes

Miki will take you step-by-step through four vital systems that support radical collaboration and foster meaning. You’ll learn how to design a decision making process, create clear statements of intent, and create a process for resolving conflict.


The Essentials of Using NVC in Business

Audio •  5 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
5 minutes

Miki responds to a 2014 NVC in Business Conference participant’s question concerning the focus on needs over other aspects of NVC in business communication.


Fear of Negative Consequences

Audio •  8 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
8 minutes

Miki responds to a participant’s question concerning fear of consequences when speaking with a manager at work. In this excerpt, she delves into the topic of choosing to inhabit nonviolence in the workplace, affirming that fear and nonviolence are incompatible, and that nonviolence is a powerful alternative to our habitual Fight, Flight, Freeze responses.


Workplace Series: When Purpose Trumps Connection

Audio •  6 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
6 minutes

In most business environments, purpose holds a higher priority than connection. Listen to Miki discuss the strategy of using minimum connection to remain true to the purpose at hand, and how the purpose of empathy may differ in the workplace.


Workplace Series: Two Strategies for Adapting NVC into the Workplace

Audio •  6 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
6 minutes

Listen to Miki discuss two strategies for bringing NVC into the workplace in ways most likely to be well received. First Miki explains why it's best to focus more on needs than feelings in business environments. Second, she talks about unpacking needs into phrases as a way of enhancing workplace connection.


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