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Playcamp - Lego Serious Play


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Slides from Sean Blair's Lego Serious Play workshop at the London 2016 Playcamp

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Playcamp - Lego Serious Play

  1. 1. Welcome! Open Serious Lego
  2. 2. LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® A “leaning-in” 100-100 meeting.Ah lovely. A traditional meeting.
  3. 3. Technical skills Story telling - using three modes of communication Bricks as metaphors Listening - eyes & ears How to be a LEGO Serious Play Ninja in 30 minutes or so. You need four skills
  4. 4. Technical skill
  5. 5. Build a tower.
  6. 6. Three modes of communication - Demo Learning to tell the story of the model Listening with eyes (and ears)
  7. 7. Share models Now you share yours on your tables - 20 seconds each Or about one breath of explanation. I’ll ting a bell every 20 seconds …
  8. 8. LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® - Etiquette Your model is your answer to the question/challenge. There are no wrong answers. Think with your hands. Trust your hands. Listen with your eyes, as well as your ears. Everyone builds, everyone tells.
  9. 9. Select 5 bricks and connect them in any random way Recycle your tower bricks seconds
  10. 10. Explain this! Practicing creative thinking and using metaphors is helpful. We can give bricks any meaning we want. You don’t need sophisticated Lego technical skills, because you can make a brick mean anything you like.
  11. 11. A polar bear Good health Democracy Cake! Explain this!
  12. 12. Go round the tables left to right: First person: Explain this! Mybestfriend… seconds
  13. 13. Go round the tables left to right: Explain this! WhatIdreamof… seconds
  14. 14. Go round the tables left to right: Explain this! Spacetravel… seconds
  15. 15. Go round the tables left to right: Explain this! Government… seconds
  16. 16. Go round the tables left to right: Explain this! Geneticengineering… seconds
  17. 17. You can see how you can give your bricks and your models the meaning you’d like, to explain any idea you’d like. Explain this!
  18. 18. Story Telling In this next exercise… think with your hands - don’t have a meeting with yourself.
  19. 19. Build a model to show your dream holiday
  20. 20. Story Telling - listening with eyes
  21. 21. In 1 minute, tell your stories I’ll ting a bell every 60 seconds to tell you to move to the next person…
  22. 22. LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® - Core process Question Build Share Reflect
  23. 23. LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® helps… Get 100% participation People think before they speak Get everyones unique insight Improve outgoing communication Improve incoming understanding Focus on the message (not messenger)
  24. 24. LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® - Levels /applications
  25. 25. LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® - Applications Level 1 - Build Individual Models Level 2 - Build Shared Models Level 3 - Create a Landscape Level 4 - Make Connections Level 5 - Build a System Level 6 - Playing Emergence and Decisions Level 7 - Extract Simple Guiding Principles
  26. 26. lego-serious-play-london/ @promeetings Case studies
  27. 27. Your Questions?