What is LEGO Serious Play?

LEGO Serious Play is a facilitation process which opens up communication, eliminates hierarchies and generates ideas through ‘building’ and storytelling. It is probably the most engaging tool we have.

LEGO Serious Play has a wide range of applications. However, it is particularly powerful in the following three areas:

Team Building

The LEGO Serious Play process is designed to increase empathy and understanding between participants, foster collaboration and create a safe environment to tackle thorny issues. This makes it perfect for resolving team conflicts, bringing new teams together and creating high performing teams. We have run the workshop with groups as small as six and large as 180 people.

Innovation

Research shows that using a ‘hands-on, minds-on’ process such as LEGO Serious Play activates new parts of the brain and encourages creativity and new thinking. The process also ensures that everyone’s ideas are shared and heard, thereby harnessing the innovation potential of your entire team.

Strategy

Modelling complex ideas through Lego helps people articulate and discuss thoughts that may not be easy to express purely verbally. Importantly, this is a problem-solving process. So the focus will always be on ‘how can we make it work’ not ‘that will never work because….’

Key benefits
  • Ensures 100% participation
  • Allows you to model the most involved and complicated issues and visualise them in 3D
  • Gives people time to think before sharing ideas, ensuring introverts are comfortable and willing to contribute
  • Everyone’s ideas and insights are listened to equally
  • Fosters shared understanding and collaboration
  • Ensures discussion focuses on the message, not the messenger, eliminating personal ‘politics’ and allowing full, frank discussions
Why Make Happy?

Jonathan is a certified LEGO Serious Play facilitator and has run workshops using the process across the world.

We have used LEGO Serious Play with a wide range of clients including a big four accountancy firm, a global investment bank and one of the world’s biggest law firms. We have also used this innovative process with a number of start-ups and incubators including the RSA and Hatch.

Interested? To find out more get in touch with Holly on +44 20 7275 8531 or holly@makehappy.co.uk. Alternatively you can click on the button below and fill in a short survey which will help us scope the workshop.

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