Lego®Serious Play® (LSP) is a facilitated meeting, communication and problem-solving method, where participants are led through a series of questions, which go deeper and deeper. Each participant builds his or her own three-dimensional LEGO model in response to the facilitator`s questions using specially selected LEGO bricks. These 3D models serve as the basis for group discussion, knowledge sharing, problem solving and decision-making.
The purpose of LSP is to maximize the full potential, insight, confidence and committment of all people around the table.
LSP makes sense if it is important that:
- everyone is able to contribute his or her knowledge and opinions on a level playing field.
- the meeting includes honest dialog and collaborative communication.
- no one participant dominates at the expenses of others, for example, pursuing a personal agenda.
LSP makes sense when:
- the subject is complex and multi-faceted, and there are no clear answers.
- there is a need to grasp the big picture, see connections and explore various options and potential solutions.
- the participants are diverse in age, professional background or training, or organizational status.
LSP makes sense if it is important
- to make decisions that everyone commits to an honors after the meeting, even though she/he does not agree 100% with everything.
- to make sure that there are no excuses or lack of initiative after the meeting because the participants did not feel involved in the decision making process.
- to give all participants a common understanding and point of reference that will impact their work together after the meeting.