LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® FAQs
Answers are sourced from the book SERIOUSWORK How to facilitate meetings & workshops using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP) method.
How are LEGOs used for business?
LSP is a structured process where participants proceed through a series of steps to think, build, tell a story, reflect and refine, to develop a shared understanding on the issue at hand.
Is LSP just a fuzzy team building activity?
Users of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methods have to recognize that the strengths of the process lie in its cycles of building, reflection, and collaborative learning. It is a particular kind of facilitated process, used for particular purposes. Therefore, LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is not a fun ice-breaker exercise for the start of a meeting.
How does LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® improve engagement?
In LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, everyone builds, and everyone shares, resulting in more democratic meetings, enabling equal ‘air time’ from all participants.
How is LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® a communication tool?
LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® enables three modes of communication: visual, auditory and kinaesthetic.
The models enable enhanced expression, deeper listening and better memory. Shared model building allow teams to understand each others interpretation and create deeper shared meaning of key ideas.
How long is a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® workshop?
We have witnessed the power of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® workshops to activate people in small and large groups, in brief interventions of just 10 minutes to workshops spanning several days.
Can anyone facilitate LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® workshops?
Workshops are led by trained facilitators, trainers or coaches who use LEGO® bricks hand in hand with other material tools to help individuals or teams achieve objectives and create outcomes.