WHAT IS LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® METHOD?
LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method use special LEGO® bricks to facilitate thinking, communication and collaboration over decisions.
This is an experiential, based on real time method to learn. Compared to traditional ways of content delivery, either face-to-face , or digital – e-learning and training, learning experiential way involves (co)creation of content, here and now. The results of learning are closely connected to the learner;s context. Compared to simulations and role plays, LSP use only the specific context of the exact learner, and does not use ‘cases’ or ‘roles’.
The method can be used in different contexts with multiple purposes, but it is always about
This means teams/groups: at least 2 people, and up to large audiences with 500+ participants.
It also means that 100% of the team participate 100% of the time.
No one is excluded from the process.
Anybody is 100% ready and can take part in meetings using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method.
Sessions using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®
Session based on LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method can take from 1-1,5h up to 4 days.
Each session has one or several purposes. The goals are defined by the session organizers together with a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator.
- prepares the session together with the organizers – the ‘road map’, the materials and the setting,
- facilitates and leads the session process according to the ‘road map’ and the designed scenario,
- follows-up each working session afterwards.
- intangible results, like decisions, conclusions, developed products, prototypes,etc.
- tangible session materials fixing the resuls, like notes, photos, videos, 3d visual models etc. – all
During the session the team use special sets of LEGO®SERIOUS PLAY® bricks.
There are individual sets, one per person, and group sets, one for a group of 10-12 people.
Which kinds of sets and how many of them are used, will depend of:
- how many people participate,
- how long the session is,
- the purposes of the session.
Usually it is the facilitator that provides the group with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® sets.
The sets used and models built during the session can be used in future for LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®method-based workshops.
How LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method works?
During the session the participants build 3-D models individually and in groups. The models represent the meaning in a metaphorical way. The participants tell their story and express what they think using the model metaphor. Everyone comes with his/her story to the discussion. This process turn any meeting into an effective workshop, giving way to innovative and critical thinking.
The facilitator leads the session according to the designed workshop scenario, following the main principles of the method. The facilitator has to see to that the method is applied the right way.
To achieve and resolve the session purpose, the facilitator use a number of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® application techniques (AT). Seven AT were developed by LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® master trainers. Certified by the Association of the Master Trainers of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitators can use the full capacity of the AT and the corresponding materials worked out for the purpose. Facilitators use AT to design the session scenarios for the exact case. Facilitation skills and workshop design skills develop through multiple practice of different themes, contexts and purposes.
The facilitated ‘serious game’ use imagination and intuition. Therefore the thinking process leaves habitual reasoning tracks. Visually represented by 3D models, the metaphors combine complex insights. They reveal meaningful, sometimes hidden relationships and connections. Based on 100% participation principle, sessions lead to 100% commitment and motivation. Multiple points of view represented in multiple models make the diversity really work. Deeper insights, complex vision and non-standard solutions make meetings highly-effective.
As the result, the method allows to do more in a shorter period of time.
For more information about the method: http://www.lego.com/da-dk/seriousplay/the-method*
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