Jason Little of LeanIntuit wrote an interesting blog post about how to manage a LEGO SERIOUS PLAY session remotely. Find out how you can carry out a LEGO SERIOUS PLAY session when participants are 2200 kilometres away!
LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP) helps people express their ideas through deep, meaningful conversations. In an LSP session, people work together to build models but how can they do that if one team member is 2200 kilometres away? There’s only one way to find out! The client’s head office is in Toronto and there was one person working remotely in Winnipeg. No pun intended! I shipped her a kit and she joined via iPad. She paired up with someone in the room during each debrief.
Of course, that’s pretty simple considering they were working on individual models. Now for the hard part, can they build a team model together?
Yes! Yes they could! As they started building, the 3 people in the room were showing the bricks they were going to start with and the 4 of them verbally communicated how they would integrate the remote part of the model. I suppose the name of the model would be “communication without borders“. It may be difficult to see from the photo, but they connected the model in the room to the screen that had the final section of the model that was sitting on her desk in Winnipeg!
I was speechless! One of the benefits of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is the physcial connection and high-bandwidth communication, both verbal and non-verbal. This group needed to put more attention into how they’d work with the person who was remote. During the debrief, it was easy for me to see how close this team was, that camaraderie manifested itself in their model. Where there is a will, there is a way, and hopefully she remembers to ship me my kit back!
Great organizations invest in building great teams at all levels. It can be difficult for introverted team members to express their thoughts. LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® helps give everyone a voice through 100% participation.
Creating a meaningful corporate strategy is hard work. It’s even harder when words and PowerPoint are the tools of choice. Explore what really matters through deep, meaningful conversations with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®.
In today’s world, change in constant. Change managers no longer have the luxury of time to plan complex change in isolation. LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® helps you move away from plan-driven approaches, and towards co-creation and participatory change.
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