At STYLIGHT we like to experiment and play at the same time. One of our Agile Coach has a very interesting tool in his toolbox called LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® and we decided to ask him more about what it is, and how the team benefits from it.
Some background info on LSP (LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®).
Lego Serious Play is a consultant service offered by a Lego Serious Play Certified Facilitator. 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.
Leveraging concepts such as Play, Constructionism and Imagination this method allow people to interact on a visual model to analyse situations or problems and collaboratively find solutions.
If you’re interested in learning more, just leave a comment and Torsten will be in touch. As mentioned in the video as well, Torsten hosts the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Meetup in Munich. You can RSVP here: RSVP
Time to get that old LEGO® box from your attic, and start exploring a new world of possibilities!