I’m happy to report I have successfully completed the Lego® Serious Play® (LSP) facilitator training.
Lego Serious Play is not Lego Bricks.
Lego Serious Play is a facilitated thinking, communication and problem-solving technique for organizations, teams and individuals.
It draws on extensive research from the fields of business, organizational development, psychology and learning, and is based on the concept of “hand knowledge.”
The LSP method is based on a set of fundamental beliefs about leadership and organizations:
• Leaders don’t have all the answers. Their success is dependent on hearing all voices in the room.
• People naturally want to contribute, be part of something bigger and take ownership.
• Allowing each member to contribute and speak out results is a more sustainable business model.
• All too often, teams work sub-optimally, leaving team member knowledge untapped.
• We live in a world, which can best be described as complex and adaptive.
These five beliefs create a foundation for the LSP methodology. The methodology is based on a core four step process and the seven application techniques.
LSP remarkable powerful idea, that allows participants to express their versions of reality. Metaphors surface objective and subjective meaning and the interrelation of models makes visible the complex adaptive nature of todays systems and organisations.
It looks like kids stuff, but what other process could allow a team to model and interrogate a (complex) system in a matter of hours?