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What is LEGO
SERIOUS PLAY?
LEGO SERIOUS PLAY
is a facilitated thinking,
communication and
problem solving
technique used b...
What is LEGO
SERIOUS PLAY?
Based on the concept
of ‘hand knowledge’ it
draws on extensive
research from the
fields of busi...
The Challenge with Boardroom-Style
Meetings,Workshops & Trainings
• You’re working with what
you already “know that
you kn...
The Challenge with Boardroom-Style
Meetings,Workshops & Trainings
•Not everyone present
contributes equally
•Fear of being...
The Challenge with Boardroom-Style
Meetings,Workshops & Trainings
Some participants
“lean back” or “zone
out” altogether
The Advantages of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY
It Keeps Meetings &
Workshops “In Flow”
The Flow Model modified from work done by
Miha...
The Advantages of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY
100% participation,
100% of the time
because everyone is
building together
The Advantages of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY
• 70-80% of our brain’s nerve
endings are connected to
our hands
• We become emotional...
The Advantages of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY
• There are no ‘wrong’
answers
• There is no single “right’
answer
• Building skills a...
The Advantages of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY
• Explore real issues and
challenges through
metaphor
• Building shared models
• Telli...
The Advantages of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY
• Free to discuss the undiscussable
• Able to think before speaking
• Unlock creativit...
The Advantages of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY
“Creativity is
intelligence
having fun”
- Einstein
How it Works – Application Levels
How it Works
Used for Example to…
• Explore & build brand
• Accelerate innovation
• Product development
• Creative thinking
• Solving c...
Format
• Workshops can be 3 hours to a
full day
• Usually 3-15 people (more is
possible)
• Bespoke design for your
‘challe...
Format
The facilitator will: -
• Create the building challenges &
questions
• Keep the workshop on track
• Ensure dialogue...
Format
“You can discover more about
a person in an hour of play
than in a year of
conversation.”
Plato
Thank you
I value your feedback
Get in touch for further information
Natalie Sutton
natalie@nataliesutton.co.uk
+44(0) 776...
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LEGO SERIOUS PLAY is a facilitated thinking, communication and problem solving technique used by teams, individuals and organisations. Natalie Sutton is a certified facilitator and explains the process in this presentation.

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Introduction to LEGO SERIOUS PLAY with Natalie Sutton

  1. 1. What is LEGO SERIOUS PLAY? LEGO SERIOUS PLAY is a facilitated thinking, communication and problem solving technique used by teams, individuals and organisations
  2. 2. What is LEGO SERIOUS PLAY? Based on the concept of ‘hand knowledge’ it draws on extensive research from the fields of business, organisation development, psychology and learning
  3. 3. The Challenge with Boardroom-Style Meetings,Workshops & Trainings • You’re working with what you already “know that you know” • This limits deeper insights
  4. 4. The Challenge with Boardroom-Style Meetings,Workshops & Trainings •Not everyone present contributes equally •Fear of being wrong •Some people naturally dominate •Not all creative, innovative contribution is realised
  5. 5. The Challenge with Boardroom-Style Meetings,Workshops & Trainings Some participants “lean back” or “zone out” altogether
  6. 6. The Advantages of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY It Keeps Meetings & Workshops “In Flow” The Flow Model modified from work done by Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi in 1991
  7. 7. The Advantages of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY 100% participation, 100% of the time because everyone is building together
  8. 8. The Advantages of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY • 70-80% of our brain’s nerve endings are connected to our hands • We become emotionally committed to things we build ourselves
  9. 9. The Advantages of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY • There are no ‘wrong’ answers • There is no single “right’ answer • Building skills are not important – the meaning has more value than the model
  10. 10. The Advantages of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY • Explore real issues and challenges through metaphor • Building shared models • Telling stories and reflecting
  11. 11. The Advantages of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY • Free to discuss the undiscussable • Able to think before speaking • Unlock creativity • Accelerate innovation • Bond groups • Focus on the message not the messenger
  12. 12. The Advantages of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY “Creativity is intelligence having fun” - Einstein
  13. 13. How it Works – Application Levels
  14. 14. How it Works
  15. 15. Used for Example to… • Explore & build brand • Accelerate innovation • Product development • Creative thinking • Solving complex issues • Shared vision • Team building • Cultural change • Align teams • Shared mindset • Leadership development • Employee engagement • Scenario planning • M&A • Market analysis • Bring customer service to life
  16. 16. Format • Workshops can be 3 hours to a full day • Usually 3-15 people (more is possible) • Bespoke design for your ‘challenge’ • Warm-up, question, build, share, reflect
  17. 17. Format The facilitator will: - • Create the building challenges & questions • Keep the workshop on track • Ensure dialogue happens via the models • Ask clarifying questions
  18. 18. Format “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” Plato
  19. 19. Thank you I value your feedback Get in touch for further information Natalie Sutton natalie@nataliesutton.co.uk +44(0) 7768 026197 www.nataliesutton.co.uk

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