OPTIMIZE YOUR TEAM WITH LEGO®

Serious Play

“The opposite of play is not work. It’s depression.”
– Brian Sutton-Smith, Play Theorist

LSP is a method of design thinking, through which participants use physical metaphors, built out of LEGO bricks, to solve complex problems.

why Lego® serious play

In a world regulated by deadlines, processes, and procedures, we tend to forget that innovation does not result from following the rules.

 

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PROBLEM SOLVE

Are there problems your team doesn’t know how to solve?

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OPTIMIZE

Are you optimizing all of your organization’s resources?

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COMMUNICATE

Does your team need to hold a constructive and inclusive discussion?

lego® serious play has the answer

As organizations seek to increase collaboration and creativity, their own processes and procedures deny this progress. As business leaders, we need to rethink how we naturally create ideas and return to tools that built castles out of our imaginations as kids. 

As a break from your everyday processes and procedures, LSP allows “hands-on, minds-off” activities to generate surprising discoveries, form stronger teams, and solve complex problems by establishing deeper understandings of the world and its possibilities.

HOW IT WORKS

FACILITATED WORKSHOP

LSP is not “free-play”.  It is “playful productivity.”

LSP is a facilitated workshop method for strategic decision making and problem resolution in business environments. Each participant designs a solution to a more approachable representation of an obstacle encountered by your organization, encouraging everyone to express their ideas.

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step one

The facilitator guides the process by presenting several challenges, each with its own unique time frame. The time frame for each build should be long enough to accomplish the task, without providing extra time to have a meeting with themselves or to design their answers.

 

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step two

Each participant builds one model in response to each challenge. Regardless of the final product, the model represents what the maker claims without judgment from the other participants. The models may be as simple or complex as the maker desires, and the time frame allows.

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step three

At the end of each challenge, all participants must share how their model solves this round’s objective. These responses invite reflections and evoke empathy, improving interpersonal communication among the team.