LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®

deeper and broader in less time
faster and better decisions
more effective meetings for everyone

LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is a facilitated meeting, communication and problem-solving method, where participants are led through a series of questions, which go deeper and deeper. Each participant builds his or her own three-dimensional LEGO model in response to the facilitator’s questions using specially selected LEGO bricks. These 3D models serve as the basis for group discussion, knowledge sharing, problem solving and decision-making. The purpose of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY is to maximize the full potential, insight, confidence and commitment of all the people around the table.

Do you want a demo on how LSP works for your team? Do you want to know how LSP will help you to facilitate decision making? Do you want to know how LSP can be used to solve your complex problem? Do you want to learn more about the LSP Team Building approach? Do you want to know how LSP can be used to develop a Real Time Strategy for your company? 

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WHEN IS IT A GOOD IDEA TO USE LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®?

PURPOSE

It is a good idea to use LEGO SERIOUS PLAY if it is important:

  • that everyone is able to contribute her or his knowledge and opinions on a level playing field
  • that the meeting includes honest dialog and collaborative communication
  • that no one participant dominates at the expense of others, for example, by pursuing a personal agenda

SUBJECT

It is a good idea to use LEGO SERIOUS PLAY when:

  • the subject is complex and multifaceted, and there are no clear answers
  • there is a need to grasp the big picture, see connections and explore various options and potential solutions
  • the participants are diverse in age, professional background or training (engineering and marketing, for example), or organizational status

RESULT

It is a good idea to use LEGO SERIOUS PLAY if it is important:

  • to make decisions that everyone commits to and honors after the meeting, even though s/he does not agree 100% with everything
  • to make sure there are no excuses or lack of initiative after the meeting because participants feel they were not heard nor involved in the decision
  • to give all participants a common understanding and frame of reference that will impact their work together after the meeting

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WHY IS LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® EFFECTIVE?

  1. In LEGO SERIOUS PLAY, the LEGO bricks serve as a common language that anyone can use, regardless of their education, position or culture. This ensures that everybody’s knowledge and insights are surfaced.

  2. The starting focus in LEGO SERIOUS PLAY is on each individual and not the group. This means that the structure of the process requires every one to be actively involved in the decision process, which increases the probability that all parties will honor the decisions and agreements after the meeting.

  3. LEGO SERIOUS PLAY produces more concrete ideas and results, because everyone has time to build her or his answers and input before conversation and knowledge sharing begin.

  4. LEGO SERIOUS PLAY ensures faster and better communication and understanding because it uses 3D visualization, metaphors and stories. This also leads to fewer misunderstandings.

  5. Meetings facilitated by LEGO SERIOUS PLAY stay on topic because the focus is on the bricks – not on the person. This also allows the discussion to become very intense without creating personal conflicts.

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With the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY approach the results are “lean forward meetings”. This means more participation, more insights, more knowledge, more engagement and, ultimately, more commitment and faster implementation. 
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This LEGO model represents the corporate identity of Prosource. You can see the green color that is an important part of our brand. You also see the solid foundation that represents our knowledge and experience in the field of project management. On top of that the transparent bricks represent our openness and transparency both internally and towards our customers. The cogs represent our technical and theoretical expertise that we bridge (ref. white bridge) to our customer into practical tools and techniques that are directly implementable. The flexible connection represents our flexibility towards all stakeholders. It lays on the table to indicate that also flexibility sometimes has a limit.
Nico Marien, Founder of Prosource, is a Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator. It will be his pleasure to facilitate your next workshop.