LEGO® Serious Fun Workshop

LEGO® SERIOUS FUN was the beginning of Teamgel, two hours out of the office having fun.

The workshop starts with an icebreaker. The participants are divided into small teams which compete against each other. A LEGO® model is placed away from where the teams are. Each team sends a team member to view the LEGO® model and then return to his/her team to tell them what to build. It’s a race to be the first team to build a correct replica.

The second exercise is similar, but now it’s broken telephone with there being two communicators. Once again, the team that builds its replica correctly first is the winner.

The team members of the winning team of the last exercise are awarded their PhD in LEGO® team building. Each team has to build a LEGO® dog according to a plan and train it to cross a table top unaided so that it stops as close as possible to the opposite edge of the table. While the dog is crossing the table the team members have to cheerlead it. The dog that stops closest to the edge of the table, and with the best cheerleaders, wins.

The teams also have to give their dog a name. “Fluffy” is the most popular name over the last 14 years.

Over the years the process has been honed to take advantage of how it makes team work work, theoretically and practically.

Participants use the same range of behaviours they would whether the team is building a LEGO® dog or implementing a marketing plan. In the fun atmosphere this allows them to formally reflect on their behaviour and consider improved approaches – experiential learning.

After the workshop delegates will share their stories and experiences – a Shared Bond will have formed which is the foundation of team motivation and akin to flow (being in the moment), a prerequisite for using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology.

So. It’s fun for the sake of fun, fun for experiential learning, fun to create a Shared Bond, or fun to then use the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology.

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