Whenever someone asks me what I do for a living I get nervous. If the truth be told I play with LEGO. I use LEGO to make teamwork work better. I was recently asked about this in a radio interview and I gave more detail. If you are interested in hearing about using LEGO in this way please go to https://soundcloud.com/conbussa/what-can-adults-learn-from-how-our-kids-play-legoplay-in-the-workplace
And if you have specific questions just give me a shout.
I am a LEGO SERIOUS PLAY facilitator and I conduct facilitator training workshops. I believe there is more to using LEGO in this way than just the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY methodology. LEGO plays an important role in engaging the participants emotionally and enhancing their commitment to their decisions or solutions arrived at. I will be writing more about this in my blog on my website http://www.teamgel.co.za. In fact, after using LEGO for over 15 years to make teamwork work I have observed many key success factors and am now ready to share them with you.
For instance, I have devised the formula “SHARED BOND + SHARED POINT OF VIEW = SHARED ACTION” as a result of observing my delegates’ behaviour (forget about Grammerly. This is the absolutely correct spelling). I use LEGO to achieve a Shared Bond, LEGO SERIOUS PLAY to achieve a Shared Point of View, and draw on material about changing habits to strengthen Shared Action decided upon using the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY methodology.
My hope is we can enter into a discussion about topics raised by using LEGO to make teamwork work. Here’s my favourite. For a development and training programme to be effective, it has to be based on correct assumptions about the nature of Human Beings. And what’s one of the most important assumptions about Human Nature that impacts on management and leadership theory? Human beings are future orientated. (I don’t think my late pet dog, Chipper, was.)
Please join me on a journey of using LEGO, including LEGO SERIOUS PLAY, to enhance teamwork. This journey has been 15 years in the making and, hopefully, I’ll soon broaden it to include you. Visit Teamgel’s blog on www.teamgel.co.za and you’ll find my email address on the website.