Lego Serious Play is a facilitation methodology created by the Lego Group and since 2010 is available under an open source community-based model. Its goal is fostering creative thinking through team building metaphors of their organizational identities and experiences using Lego bricks. Participants work through imaginary scenarios using visual three-dimensional Lego constructions, hence the name "serious play".
The method is described as "a passionate and practical process for building confidence, commitment and insight". The approach is based on research, which suggests that hands-on, "minds-on" learning produces a deeper, more meaningful understanding of the world and its possibilities. It is claimed that participants come away with skills to communicate more effectively, to engage their imaginations more readily, and to approach their work with increased confidence, commitment and insight. Lego Serious Play is a well-known category of "Serious Play" facilitation methods.
(Wikipedia, "LEGO Serious Play" (link))
Our member, Ivan Angeli, is Officially Certified LEGO Serious Play facilitator, under the tutelage of Jens Rottbøll (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) a Master Trainer in the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method, and Member of the Association of Master Trainers in LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®. Jens is a senior partner in Trivium - a Danish consulting company in Copenhagen.
Lego Serious Play facilitators can facilitate all kinds of interventions you can think of in organizations.
They can use the Lego Serious Play Methodology for team coaching & team building, they could also apply Lego Serious Play for Leadership Development, Project Management, Change Management projects (e.g. Mergers & Acquisitions), Organizational Culture, Organizational Diversity, Creative Thinking, Innovation, Strategy Development, etc. - please check out more information here (link)
Lego Serious Play is a facilitated thinking, communication and solution building technique for use with 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 "hands knowledge".
The training program prepares participants to:
- Customize use of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY methodology in an organization
- Develop and facilitate workshops using the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY methodology.
by Mihaela Danciu, Officially Certified Serious Play Facilitator
Adding LEGO Serious Play methodology in our decision making progress helped us evolve in much complex way. We think it would add to community development, and we suggest you try it, if you have facilitator nearby. If not, please contact us through our contact page (link) and we will think something out
By Ivan Angeli, Officially Certified Serious Play Facilitator