When is it a Good Time to use LEGO SERIOUS PLAY?

LEGO SERIOUS PLAY is a facilitated meeting, communication and problem-solving method that is used to maximise the full potential, insight, confidence and commitment of all participants.

It is used in so many different types of industries to address a huge variety of challenges. But, how do you know when is best to use it?

Purpose

It is a good idea to use LEGO SERIOUS PLAY if it is important:

  • that everyone is able to contribute her or his knowledge and opinions on a level playing field
  • that the meeting includes honest dialog and collaborative communication
  • that no one participant dominates at the expense of others, for example, by pursuing a personal agenda

Subject

It is a good idea to use LEGO SERIOUS PLAY when:

  • the subject is complex and multifaceted, and there are no clear answers
  • there is a need to grasp the big picture, see connections and explore various options and potential solutions
  • the participants are diverse in age, professional background or training (engineering and marketing, for example), or organisational status

Result

It is a good idea to use LEGO SERIOUS PLAY if it is important:

  • to make decisions that everyone commits to and honours after the meeting, even though s/he does not agree 100% with everything
  • to make sure there are no excuses or lack of initiative after the meeting because participants feel they were not heard nor involved in the decision
  • to give all participants a common understanding and frame

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