LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is a tool that can bring groups into a shared understanding so they can reach new grounds in co-creation. Examples of challenges that the tool can be used for is creation of group identity or improvement of group corporation or making strategy work in an operational way in everyday life in the organization and much more.
The way to work with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® has been developed by LEGO®. The idea is to use your “hand knowledge” that brings memories and patterns to live when you work with the LEGO bricks. Another central thing in the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® concept is to use co-creation as a way to work in the group. In principle you often start by building alone and then share what you have built with the rest of the group using your own words and by using metaphors. The other people in the group does the same thing and tell their story about what they have built using their own words and metaphors. In that way everybody gets to share their perspective and answer to the question post by the facilitator. All people in the group gets heard that way and the facilitator’s job is to make sure that this happen. With this method you as a participant get to be heard and to hear the other participant’s perspectives and thereby you together as a group get important learnings in a rather safe and structured way.
The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method I believe holds many possibilities to create ´new starting points´ in the organization and to create new grounds in the organization. One most just remember that LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is a great way to start new ways in an organization but you most also consider how to make it last and support the sustainability of the results created by the group with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® and furthermore how to create even better results later on so you can increase organizational performance.