Ready to harness the power of play?
LEGO bricks let you model abstract concepts and visualize questions. Playing together builds trust and confidence among teams. The facilitator asks increasingly in-depth and complex questions, and participants use LEGO bricks to model and “workshop” their responses. It’s fun, and it’s powerful.
The Answer Is Already in the Room(s).
The answers to your most complex challenges already exist, and they’re waiting to be discovered in the minds of your teammates. But barriers prevent most teams from accessing these insights–due to interpersonal conflict, competing agendas, introversion, or simple disengagement…and, lately, because of the challenges of WFH and the challenges of the global pandemic.
When LEGO bricks are on each of your desks/tables, your team isn’t lecturing or debating–they’re playing. Everyone is engaged. The team gains access to everyone’s knowledge and potential. When solutions are designed by everyone, the team gets ownership and commitment to the next steps ahead. We call this a “Lean Forward” meeting.
The key to a LEGO®️ SERIOUS PLAY®️ online workshop is the interactivity. Whether it’s using the 6-piece “duck” kits, the 42-piece Window Exploration Kits, or even the 219-piece starter kit, the participants are actively engaged for some portion of the of the workshop. Workshops can include breakout groups on Zoom, as well as larger group session involving the entire organization! Individuals are mailed LEGO®️ SERIOUS PLAY®️ bricks/kits, along with customized 300 LEGO swag, so that they can build their own models and use “hand knowledge” to trigger a deeper participation in self-reflection and team building.
This active participation produces more meaningful connections than is possible in traditional face-to-face meetings, and even more so in our current online, Work From Home (WFH) environment. We will customize the interactive play portions of the keynote to be relevant to the needs of your staff. Each workshop begins with a “keynote” loosely based on the philosophy of the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY Method as presented in my November 2019 TEDxTalk.
There are countless options for how to layout an online workshop – so I recommend a call or Zoom meeting to discuss the right formula. No matter the specifics, choosing a “hands on” LEGO®️ SERIOUS PLAY®️ Workshop will leave your staff feeling rejuvenated and connected after months of feeling “Zoomed out” with too many online meetings!
What Does It Look Like?
You invite ViaBricks to host a workshop. We send the bricks to each team member in advance. The framework for the system is shared in a short presentation and then your team gets right to playing and sharing. A trained facilitator will guide your group through the exercises on Zoom or a similar platform. The program is customizable, so you walk away with insights to your own actual challenges.
Corporate organizations build more effective teams and solve business challenges.
Teachers hone skills to help them manage students and their parents.
Students learn organizational development concepts and boost their professional skills.
Nonprofits learn how to leverage their decentralized leadership style to build better programs and solve funding challenges.
All from your couch, kitchen, or home office!
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It’s Time to Bring Work and Play Back Together
You were built to solve problems with your hands. You think differently when you play, and ViaBricks gives your team the tools to create powerful visualizations and model solutions together.
In the time of a global pandemic, this is even more important as we stare at screens and communicate across great distances rather than side-by-side.
When you invite ViaBricks into your living room or kitchen and Team Members’ home offices, you model and solve real problems with identical LEGO SERIOUS PLAY sets that are mailed to each team member in advance. Participants find that they can communicate, even when they struggle to articulate their thoughts through words. And they do it by playing with LEGO bricks and sharing their creations via their webcam.
Your teammate’s LEGO creations will come to life when they think with their hands, build the solution to a problem, and share them on the screen. Call us today to make it happen.