Are you in the process of planning your annual team meeting and looking for a changeup? Do you know a courageous leader looking to knock it out of the ballpark for 2015?
I've been facilitating leadership strategy sessions and all kinds of corporate team meetings for more than 25 years. My toolbox is filled with frameworks and methods that ignite new thinking, spark conversations, engage all participants and develop a plan for moving forward. Many of the sessions I facilitate are team offsites or gatherings - rare opportunities for everyone to be in one place with a short window of time to get people connected, aligned and coordinated.
Leaders often request that I design some fun into the session. I resisted this for years. I didn't see value in some of the superflous teambuilding and game playing. I viewed it as necessary recess time that gave people the break they needed, interjected fun, but without any real gain. After years of requests from leaders to include a lego exercise or something along those lines, I came across Lego Serious Play, and took the leap into a week long certification course. First of all, it was the best Organization Effectiveness course I have ever been too. More importantly, it opened my eyes to tthe power of play.
That was two years ago, and I have had a complete paradigm shift. I believe Play is the key to inclusive conversations, creative thinking and effective strategy building in our rapidly changing environments. The suite of practices within Lego Serious Play (R) masterfully produce these outcomes.
Want to learn more about the science and methodology? Check out the Lego Serious Play page or this SlideShare by Catherine Ryan for a somewhat irreverent perspective.
Ready to jump in and give it a try with your team? Contact us to schedule a complementary 1 hour consultation to draft out what your Lego Serious Play meeting would look like and accomplish.
We welcome your thoughts and comments!