In principle, LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP) is a method to improve and promote communication and collaboration.
It facilitates awareness and problem-solving and is used for groups and teams.
The core of this method – what LSP is about
The idea behind LSP consists of three principles:
- Knowledge building by building a concrete three-dimensional model
- Thinking with concrete objects in contrast to abstract thinking
- Use of hands as an extension of the brain
The Process in LSP
The processing of questions – using LSP – always follows the same process:
- Ask a question to the participants of the workshop
- Build a three-dimensional model as a response
- Explain the answer to the model
- Reflect / ask questions about the model
During a workshop with LSP, a facilitator certified in LSP leads the participants through a series of questions as each participant deals with the respective topic more and more intensively and more specifically. In response to the moderator’s questions, each participant builds a three- dimensional model using a number of preselected LEGO bricks. The answer to the questions will be explained by each participant using his model to communicate.
In fact the participant’s model serves as a basis for the exchange of ideas, the transfer of knowledge, problem-solving and decision-making.
So the focus is on this person’s knowledge and point of view in form of the model. The goal is to concentrate on the person’s model- not himself- which leads to a reduction of potential conflicts.