What the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY™ method is all about

"It is a facilitated thinking, communication and problem-solving technique for organisations, teams and individuals."  Per Kristiansen

Developed in the mid 90's to help the LEGO Company address major challenges they were facing, the method is based on a set of fundamental beliefs about leadership and organisations;

  • Leaders do not have all the answers. Their success is dependent on hearing all the voices in the room.
  • People naturally want to contribute, be part of something bigger and take ownership.
  • Allowing each member to contribute and speak out results is a more sustainable business model.
  • All too often, teams work sub-optimally, leaving team member knowledge untapped.
  • We live in a world, which can best be described as complex and adaptive.

Your business is not just a collection of people and computers housed in an office. It is a complex network of internal and external identities and relationships that cannot simply be represented in a chart or diagram. By using the LSP method to build meaningful three dimensional representations of your organisations individuals, values, processes and systems we can help you to visualise strategies, issues and opportunities that were previously hidden, or difficult to see. 

FAQs: The Association of Master Trainers

But don't take our word for it:

A pioneer in research on play, Dr. Stuart Brown says humor, games, roughhousing, flirtation and fantasy are more than just fun. Plenty of play in childhood makes for happy, smart adults — and keeping it up can make us smarter at any age. 

Designer Tim Brown talks about the powerful relationship between creative thinking and play — with many examples you can try at home (and one that maybe you shouldn't).

Dan Ariely - Behavioral Economist - explores what motivates us at work. It isn't just money, but it's not exactly joy either.

Steve Keil calls for a return to play to revitalize the economy, education and society. A universal message for people everywhere who are reinventing their workplaces, schools, lives. 

Also Good to know

You don’t need to buy Lego bricks; we have all of the Lego you will ever need. If you want to keep the models that you build we will need sufficient time to order and import the Serious Play kits. These kits have been designed especially for use in LSP workshops and are produced by the Lego group, however they are not currently available in many parts of the world..

We can host workshops at our Jing’an space, bring the method to your workplace, or we also have a range of alternative venues to suit you.

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further reading

Thinking from Within: A Hands-On Strategy Practice Johan Roos

Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul Stuart Brown and Christopher Vaughan

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Building a Better Business Using the Lego Serious Play Method Per Kristiansen and Robert Rasmussen