Monday
Sep122011

A process with low threshold and high ceiling


Th LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method 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 effective use of the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY methodology rests on a 1) core process with four steps, adhering to a set of
2) seven clear application techniques and a number of
3) principles, all of which have been extensively researched and field-tested. 

The most essential principle is that of ALWAYS starting with the individual. As a consequence of this principle combined with the four steps the results are:

 

  • 100% participation from everyone in the group
  • All participants have time to think before they speak
  • You will hear and be able to appreciate every person’s unique insight on the issue being discussed
  • All participants will “step up to the plate” and be part of the discussion and decision-making
  • Communication will happen in a way that minimizes the risks for misunderstandings and miscommunications 

 

 

The seven applications techniques allows you to deepen and extend the results of the core process.
Example Application Technique 2 - Building Shared Models - is a technique that helps the group combine
their individual models into one shared model ie. team decision-making. See image below.