So, what's LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®and how does it create results for businesses?
The picture above shows a model built that represents groupthink and tunnel vision. Without experience using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, it's highly likely those reading this wouldn't know that. To you, this might just be Legos that represent nothing. To me, this represents one of many factors that lead to failed business change and strategy initiatives.
So, what is LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®?
LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is a problem-solving, strategy building, team development, and communication method. Using Legos, participants tell stories using metaphors, inciting creativity and imagination. These stories lead the way in which problems get solved and communication becomes enhanced.
Why should I use this?
In a traditional meeting, 20% of people do 80% of the talking. This is not effective communication and leads to disengagement among employees. To solve problems, leaders/managers should involve everyone that is affected by the current problem and could be affected by the solution. To do this, a traditional meeting will not suffice nor will it lead to quick results. The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method enhances meetings so that people from various departments, backgrounds, management level, different skill sets (and so on) can communicate telling their story using Lego models. Ultimately, businesses need effective communication to their external stakeholders, but it begins from the inside. The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method will improve creativity, communication, and collaboration among employees and business leaders. The picture below shows the difference between a traditional meeting and one with the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method.
How will it create results?
The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method is not designed to provide you the answers. It is designed to help you solve the problems yourself through a unique set of processes and techniques. Facilitators certified in the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method and materials will curate a workshop that is specific to your needs. Examples are:
Supply Chain Strategy
The facilitator will ask questions to better understand your goal and he/she will then curate the workshop based on your goal(s)/problem(s). The workshops can last a few hours up to a few days. At the end of the workshop, participants will have a better understanding of their organization, team, knowledge, and what steps to take next.
So, how does this lead to results you ask? Unlocking new knowledge, creative tension, and divergent thinking lead to seeing things that you may not have before, fostering creative solutions, and result in faster implementation.
So now what?
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