“You can learn more about a person in an hour of play than you can from a lifetime of conversation” - Plato
With face to face meetings and workshops being onhold for the foreseeable future, our remote working reality has created a demand for new ways to connect and to feel a sense of belonging at work. This has also been a time to rethink on many fronts: for teams to imagine what’s next, for us to rebuild our businesses, our ways of working and ultimately ourselves.
While LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® was born in a very different analogue era back in the early nineties, the relevance of productive brick play at work could not be greater. In fact LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® could easily have been birthed in the work-from-home era. Our current sense on disconnection and always-on work lives have demanded more humanity in our work, and nothing is more human than play.
With LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® multitasking stops, we switch from talking heads to talking hands, from literal to metaphorical, from data to storytelling. Participants get into flow and lean in to contribute.
There are a few kinds of Team engagements with LEGO ranging from small group intimate conversations to large teams wanting to have a shared play experience. Objectives for such sessions can be as simple as connecting a team and allowing individuals to engage one another in a more playful way away from the stresses of routine work. Lego Team Workshops can be even more purposeful, this is not your light hearted "team building" but a collective attempt of the Team to look into the futures and to co-create the kind of Team life they desire. This kind of work session starts with defining this Team Life and then individuals explore the kinds of Team Values they are need ed to create that Team life and how each team member can fully express their uniqueness and talents within the desired Team Life. This kind of more purposeful team building requires a more intimate scale of 10 or fewer team members and a day long commitment.