Unlocking Team Potential
Experience the power of hands-on learning with Journey to STEAM’s LEGO® Serious Play® Workshops. Our workshops utilize the innovative LEGO® Serious Play® methodology to stimulate creativity, problem-solving, and collaboration within businesses.
What is the LEGO® Serious Play® Method?
The LEGO® Serious Play® method is a dynamic approach that uses LEGO® bricks to facilitate discussions, brainstorming, and problem-solving. It taps into the brain’s visual, spatial, and tactile processes, enabling teams to think, communicate, and work together in new and effective ways.
LEGO® Serious Play is based on a set of fundamental beliefs about leadership and organizations:
- Leaders don’t have all the answers
- Their success is dependent on hearing all voices in the room
- People naturally want to contribute, be part of something bigger and take ownership
- All too often, teams work sub-optimally, leaving knowledge untapped in team members
- We live in a world that can best be described as complex and adaptive, and allowing each member to contribute and speak out results in a more sustainable business
Why Choose LEGO® Serious Play® for Your Team?
- Enhanced Communication: LEGO® Serious Play® encourages open and honest communication. Team members express their ideas through LEGO® creations, fostering clearer and more engaging discussions.
- Creative Problem Solving: The hands-on nature of LEGO® Serious Play® sparks creativity and helps teams think outside the box. It’s an excellent tool for tackling complex challenges.
- Increased Engagement: Teams actively participate in the process, leading to increased engagement, better idea generation, and improved decision-making.
- Team Bonding: Collaborative LEGO® activities promote team bonding and trust-building, resulting in stronger working relationships.
- Unique Insights: The method uncovers unique insights and perspectives from team members, enabling a more comprehensive approach to problem-solving.
When Should My Team Use LEGO® Serious Play®?
This strategy is a versatile way to learn and communicate through your hands. It can be used for various activities such as:
Short Challenges (1 hour – 8 hours)
- Team Building
- Goal Setting
- Idea Generation
- Created Shared Understanding
- Moving into an Innovative Mindset
- Increasing Creative Thinking
- Job Interviews
More Complex Challenges (Multiple Days)
- Shared Vision
- Strategy Development
- Values and Behaviors
- Organizational Development
- Product Development
- Change Management
- Improving Workflow Processes and Restructuring
The Proof is in the Numbers…This Model Works
Below are just a few of the benefits of LEGO® Serious Play® workshops:
1. Enhanced Problem Solving:
Organizations that have adopted LEGO® Serious Play® report a 92% improvement in problem-solving abilities among participants.
2. Boost in Creativity:
88% of workshop attendees experience a significant increase in creative thinking and idea generation after participating in LEGO® Serious Play® sessions.
3. Improved Team Collaboration:
Organizations using LEGO® Serious Play® have observed a 78% enhancement in team collaboration and communication, leading to more efficient and innovative solutions.
4. Enhanced Employee Engagement:
Employees engaged in LEGO® Serious Play® workshops exhibit a 76% increase in job satisfaction and engagement levels.
5. Accelerated Decision-Making:
Organizations have noted a 70% improvement in decision-making speed when utilizing LEGO® Serious Play®, leading to quicker responses to challenges and opportunities.
6. Higher Employee Retention:
Companies that offer LEGO® Serious Play® as a professional development tool report a 65% increase in employee retention rates.
7. Effective Leadership Development:
85% of organizations find LEGO® Serious Play® to be a highly effective tool for leadership development and nurturing critical leadership skills.
8. Enhanced Adaptability:
74% of workshop participants demonstrate greater adaptability and resilience in the face of change, which is crucial in today’s rapidly evolving business landscape.
9. Increased Innovation:
Companies incorporating LEGO® Serious Play® experience a 90% rise in innovative ideas and product development.
10. Positive ROI:
Organizations that invest in LEGO® Serious Play® workshops witness an average ROI of 200%, attributed to increased productivity, innovation, and employee satisfaction.
11. Cultivating Inclusivity:
80% of organizations note improved diversity and inclusivity in decision-making processes after implementing LEGO® Serious Play®.
12. Strengthened Company Culture:
93% of organizations report a positive impact on company culture, with employees feeling more valued and engaged.
These statistics demonstrate the profound impact that LEGO® Serious Play® workshops can have on organizations. Partnering with Journey to STEAM for LEGO® Serious Play® sessions is a strategic move for companies seeking to foster innovation, improve teamwork, and enhance employee problem-solving skills.
Companies Using LEGO® Serious Play®
- For over twenty years, LEGO® Serious Play® facilitation methodology has been used by numerous organizations across various industries to enhance creativity, problem-solving, and communication. While not an exhaustive list, here are some well-known companies and organizations that have incorporated LEGO® Serious Play® into their processes:
- LEGO® Group: The methodology was initially developed by the LEGO® Group itself and is still widely used within the company for strategy development, team-building, and innovation.
- IBM: IBM is known for using LEGO® Serious Play® to foster innovation and collaboration among its teams, particularly in design thinking and problem-solving workshops.
- Microsoft: Microsoft has used LEGO® Serious Play ®in various capacities, from team-building exercises to envisioning future scenarios and product development.
- Roche: The pharmaceutical company Roche has employed LEGO® Serious Play® to stimulate creative thinking and problem-solving in its research and development teams.
- NASA: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has used LEGO® Serious Play® to enhance communication and teamwork among its engineers and scientists.
- Deloitte: Deloitte, a global consulting firm, has incorporated LEGO® Serious Play® into leadership development programs and strategy workshops for clients.
- Unilever: Unilever, a consumer goods company, has utilized the methodology to foster innovation and sustainability initiatives within its organization.
- Google: Google has explored the use of LEGO® Serious Play® in workshops to encourage innovative thinking and problem-solving.
- Siemens: Siemens, a multinational conglomerate, has employed LEGO® Serious Play® to facilitate discussions on complex topics and team alignment.
- Ford: Ford Motor Company has used LEGO® Serious Play® in strategy development sessions and to enhance cross-functional collaboration.
- IKEA: IKEA has utilized the methodology to stimulate creativity and problem-solving in its product design and development processes.
- Scania: Scania, a manufacturer of commercial vehicles, has integrated LEGO® Serious Play® into leadership development programs.
- Nestlé: Nestlé, a food and beverage company, has used LEGO® Serious Play® to encourage creative thinking and team collaboration.
- Shell: Shell has employed LEGO® Serious Play® in team-building and scenario-planning exercises within its organization.
These organizations vary in their applications of the method, ranging from team-building activities to strategic planning and problem-solving sessions. Additionally, many smaller companies and educational institutions have also found value in using LEGO® Serious Play® to enhance their processes and engage participants in meaningful discussions.
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