LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® workshop facilitation methodology
Our work as coaches
and as trainers requires that we consistently upgrade our skills to be up-to-date with the
most effective and recent methods for people development and team development. Here
are our 3 reasons why we adopted the Lego® Serious Play® – Facilitator methodology:
1. The LEGO brand has been around for decades and is one of the most
beloved and recognizable brands by every generation all around the world.
Respectively since its birth in the late ‘90s the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®
methodology has established itself worldwide as
an innovative, experimental process designed to enhance innovation and business
performance. We are sure that the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® brand will inspire with
confidence all my existing and future customers, and especially the ones who
value quality, innovation and simplicity.
2. Serious / Wholesome and productive communication: we have noticed that the most effective trainings and coaching sessions take place when we use techniques and approaches that facilitate our customers to formulate and
share the essence of their concerns. Тhe LEGO® SERIOUS
PLAY® methodology applies visualization through objectification, e.g. the
expression of something abstract in a concrete form. In its turn objectification
opens the perspective for an invaluable “meta”-worldview.Reaching that state sequentially
and naturally leads to a more constructive and wholesome understanding of the
situation and the discovery of the obvious solution.
objectification principles during group training sessions melts the personal,
sometimes uncomfortably intimate and rather intense bipolar communication model
(me vs. you) and allows for a transition to a wholesome communication model, focused
on impartial situational observation. Group participants will spontaneously enter
discussions, experiment with configurations, act…
3. Play: if we
would like to apprehend and perceive more effectively it seems to me play is
the best approach. Playing while discussing serious topics does not belittle
the topic, but rather takes any strain off the discussion process. The LEGO®
SERIOUS PLAY® methodology allows to go beyond the “reasonable” considerations
and to find creative and innovative solutions.
When to use the Lego Serious Play Method?
challenge is complex, and the organisation is ready for an approach that will
allow for several different, but equally valid, answers to emerge before
reaching one shared solution.
Situations in which workshops based on the Lego Serious Play methodology
will enhance your outcomes include:
development and execution;
and implementation of culture, team and leadership development.
You can use
the list below to determine when the LSP method can effectively address a given
is highly important that everyone participates in the discussions.
want to increase team understanding and the same time avoid frustration.
want to use time efficiently and avoid having anyone tune out.
would like to provoke new learning and new ways of thinking.
want to deal with tough and complex issues in a constructive atmosphere.
is highly important for members to be able to speak out their true feelings
without intimidating anyone or being intimidated.
have a situation where a few members tend to dominate the discussions and you
want to break that routine without offending anyone.
is highly important that the group finds an answer or solution they can fully
approach for thinking, communicating and problem solving will help generate a much
higher level of engagement, participation and enjoyment.