Lego Serious Play Workshop

The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method (LSP) is a facilitated thinking, communication and problem-solving technique for organizations, teams and individuals. It draws on extensive research from the fields of business, organizational development, psychology and learning, and is based on the concept of “hand knowledge.” 

 When is it good to use LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®?
The LEGO SERIOUS PLAY is to maximize the full potential, insight, confidence and commitment of all people around the table. It is a good idea to LEGO SERIOUS PLAY when:

  • To draw out personnel and/or corporate values
  • The subject is complex and multifaceted and there is no clear answer
  • There is a need to grasp the big picture, see connections and explore options and potential solutions
  • The participants are diverse in age, professional background or training or organizational status
  • To make decisions that everyone commits to and honor after the meeting, even though team member does not agree 100% with everything.
  • To give all participants a common understanding and frame of reference that will impact their work together after the meeting.

Why is LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® effective?

  • In LEGO SERIOUS PLAY, the LEGO bricks serve as a common language that anyone can use, regardless of their status, education or culture. This ensures that everyone’s sharing or insights are surfaced.
  • The focus of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY is on each individual and not the group. This means the process requires everyone to be actively involved in which increases the probability that all will honor the decisions and agreements after the meeting.
  • LEGO SERIOUS PLAY produces more concrete ideas and results because everyone has time to build his / her input before conversation and knowledge sharing begins.
  • • LEGO SERIOUS PLAY ensures faster and better communication and understanding because it uses 3D visualization, metaphors and stories, thus reduces misunderstandings and miscommunications too. • Meetings facilitated by LEGO SERIOUS PLAY stay on topic because the focus is on the bricks, not the person. This allows discussion to become intense without creating personal conflicts.