Thinking With Our Hands Can Help Find New Ways to Solve Problems

Thinking With Our Hands Can Help Find New Ways to Solve Problems

Using objects when trying to solve problems may help to find new ways of finding a solution, researchers report.

Have you ever tried to solve a complicated maths problem by using your hands, or shaped a piece of clay without planning it out in your head first? Understanding how we think and make decisions by interacting with the world around us could help businesses find new ways of improving productivity – and even improve people’s chances of getting a job, according to experts from Kingston University.

Why Lego’s CEO Thinks More Grown-Ups Should Play At Work

Why Lego’s CEO Thinks More Grown-Ups Should Play At Work

Playfulness is at the root of creativity. So why on earth have we created a corporate system where everyone feels the need to be so serious?

 I see time and again that injecting a sense of fun into work situations gives everyone permission to be more authentic and to take risks. Out of that comes greater innovation, more collaboration and richer learning....

Using Lego to build a career in the UAE

Using Lego to build a career in the UAE

The next time your children play with Lego blocks, you may want to take a closer look at what they create - or better still, have a go yourself.

According to Go Glocal, an educational consultancy based in Dubai, you can learn a great deal about yourself and apparently your ideal job, by the type of model you make.

Micro LEGO Serious Play: How small can a useful tool for thinking be?

Micro LEGO Serious Play: How small can a useful tool for thinking be?

One of the key clever things about LEGO Serious Play is that through externalising feelings and knowledge – by building them in LEGO – then everyone in a group gets a voice, because everybody builds and everybody talks about what they have built; and then also you get the opportunity – because you can literally see it, touch it and change it – to review everyone’s perceptions, and collaborate to make them fit together in a coherent and meaningful way.

Lego Serious Play: a way to build better ideas?

Lego Serious Play: a way to build better ideas?

“Everybody has a unique perspective of everything,” said Robert Rasmussen, owner and chief facilitator of Denmark-based Rasmussen Consulting. “The more you can get that out, the better the solutions, the better the decisions you ultimately make.”

Why the world of work should be more like child’s play

Why the world of work should be more like child’s play

In Shanghai one company (Constructive.xyz) is focusing on bringing more fun into the workplace courtesy of Lego. It’s a strategy we all could learn from, says WGSN Associate Editor for China, Sandy Chu