using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology
The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology is an innovative process designed to enhance innovation and business performance.
Based on research which shows that this kind of hands-on, minds-on learning produces a deeper, more meaningful understanding of the world and its possibilities, the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology deepens the reflection process and supports an effective dialogue – for everyone in the organisation.
The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method is a facilitated meeting, communication and problem-solving process in which participants are led through a series of questions, probing deeper and deeper into the subject. Each participant builds his or her own 3D LEGO® model in response to the facilitator´s questions using specially selected LEGO® elements. These 3D models serve as a basis for group discussion, knowledge sharing, problem-solving and decision making.
The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method is a technique which improves group problem-solving. By utilising visual, auditory and kinesthetic skills, the Method requires participants to learn and listen, and it provides all participants with a voice. The Method serves as a shared language regardless of culture or position. It is also a method that requires a trained LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator.
Gaining Confidence and Committing to Shared Goals
By using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® materials and methodology participants will explore the relationships and connections between people and their world, observe the dynamics both internal and external, explore various hypothetical scenarios, and gain awareness of the possibilities.
During the facilitated meeting, participants will be building landscape models with LEGO elements, giving them meaning through story-making, and playing out various possible scenarios – a process which deepens understanding, sharpens insight, and socially “bonds” together the group as it “plays” together.
The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Methodology will guide participants into a free and honest exchange of opinion. The physical and tangible construction allows participants to have conversations which flow without the fear of treading on personal feelings. Participants will experience that the real issues are addressed, and ultimately participants will be able to see things through the eyes of their colleagues – and have them view the picture through each others.
Tools for Building Results
The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology is a radical, innovative, experiential process designed to enhance business performance. It is based on the belief that everyone can contribute to the discussion, the decisions and the outcome.
The use of LEGO® elements enables you to take a speedy shortcut to the core. The LEGO elements work as a catalyst – and when used for building metaphors, they trigger processes that you probably were previously unaware of.
Workshop participants leave with skills to communicate more effectively, to engage their imagination more readily, and to approach their work with increased confidence, commitment and insight.
- Innovation Culture
- Business Model Canvas
- Customer Services
- Team Identity
- Process Modelling
- Real-time Strategy
- User Experience Design
* LEGO® and SERIOUS PLAY® are registered trademarks of The LEGO Group.
Rhapsody Simulations (a business of MKAS), provides unique and immersive team building environments requiring participants to work collaboratively to achieve common goals.
Participants take on roles of crew members on the United Space Command’s Starship Rhapsody, and work together as the crew to achieve missions in deep space.
As an immersive simulation, ship crews must follow the correct chain of commands to ensure mission success – failure is not an option.
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