The LEGO SERIOUS PLAY method utilizes the same core process in each of the seven application techniques. The core process is designed to help participants to quickly unlock new knowledge, and to share that knowledge with others.
The core process
Step 1: Pose the Question
The Facilitator starts by asking a simple question like: “Build a model that represents your nightmare meeting.” I like to think of this more as a prompt, as it is not always stated in a question form.
Step 2: Construction
Participants build models in response to the question. Generally, with limited time (a few minutes). The purpose isn’t to build elaborate, perfectly constructed models, rather to make something that can be used metaphorically, to make comparisons to something.
Step 3: Sharing
Participants share with their partners, table groups or the entire group, what they built. They use the metaphorical models to tell their own story. The beauty of all participants being required to share is that everyone’s story is told correctly, at least once. Participants can ask questions about one another’s models.
Step 4: Reflect
This happens throughout the process, and often after the workshop is over. The reflection on what they built, and why is where the real learning happens.
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