March 24, 2017 in Serious Play Discussion
Imagine my surprise to see LEGO® bricks on the cover of Harvard Business Review. Even their cover photo on Facebook is LEGO® bricks. It really is no surprise at all though since LEGO® bricks hold some much potential for builders, be it children, teens, or adults. I have worked with all three age groups using LEGO® materials and seen amazing results each time. I even conducted a workshop with refugee students who did not speak any English and were able to participate fully in a workshop where they built their legacy. LEGO® is a universal language.
So, what does HBR know that your business needs to know about teamwork? The HBR March-April edition features an article about teamwork and leadership. Here is the link to the article, The New Science of Team Chemistry.
Teamwork (noun) the combined action of a group of people, especially when effective and efficient. What is new? LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®.
LSP is a creative meeting, communication and problem-solving method where participants are lead through a series of questions which dive deeper and more quickly to gain access to often surprising new insights. Participants build models in response to facilitator’s questions. The models serve as a basis for group discussions, knowledge sharing, problem solving and decision making while building consensus and eliciting everyone’s best thinking.
Above Video: LEGO® Serious Play® for Teens at Western North Carolina STEM-E Conference in Cherokee, NC. Description of workshop program listed above video in SlideShare.
The video above is a group of Special Education teachers and program specialists for a school district in North Carolina collaborating to tell the story of what an ideal, engaging Special Education program is. The 4 Cs at work — Creativity, Communication, Critical Thinking, and Collaboration — what better way to implement 21st century skills into a meeting than LEGO® Serious Play®.
Photo: Shared Model of an Ideal, Engaging Exceptional Children’s Program
Brick Clarity offers an array of approaches to management consulting. Collectively, we are experts in: worksite health and wellbeing, education and training, STEM and logistics. We offer tailored LEGO® Serious Play® workshops to schools, organizations, and businesses.
Photo: Teambuilding LSP Workshop
Our customers are: business, nonprofits, schools, universities and the government sector. Visit our website to learn more about how we can help you and your business. Brick Clarity is a proud partner with Brick Scholars, a mobile STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) lab offering opportunities for learners of all ages to brick and learn. Brick Scholars was recently featured by Feedspot as one of Top 50 LEGO Blogs and Websites on the Web for LEGO Fans.
Brick Clarity will be taking a closer look at Harvard Business Review’s article, The New Science of Team Chemistry and showcasing the LEGO Serious Play method as a business tool for building and maintaining strong teams. Visit Brick Clarity to sign-up for our blog posts.
By Megan Oteri – First Published in LinkedIn Pulse