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, as we emerge from a global pandemic, it’s more important than ever to break down these barriers and create authentic connections in the workplace.
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 ViaBricks Workshop using the LEGO®️ SERIOUS PLAY®️ method is the interactivity. Whether it’s using the 6-piece “duck” kits, the 49-piece Window Exploration Kits, or even the 219-piece Starter Kits, the participants are actively engaged for the entirety of the workshop. IRL is best, but online workshops can include breakout groups on Zoom, as well as larger group session involving the entire organization! If your Team is remote or spread out geographically, individuals can be mailed LEGO SERIOUS PLAY bricks/kits, along with customized 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 or remote meetings. We will customize the interactive play portions of the workshop to be relevant to the needs of your staff. Each workshop reveals the philosophy of the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY Method as presented in my November 2019 TEDxTalk.
There are countless options for how to design a ViaBricks Workshop – so I recommend a call or meeting to discuss the right formula. Workshops range from 3 to 30 to 300 participants, and 90 minutes to two full days to a series of workshops spread out over weeks or months. No matter the specifics, choosing a “hands on” ViaBricks Workshop will leave your staff feeling rejuvenated and connected after years of feeling “Zoomed out” with too many online meetings!
What Does It Look Like?
You invite ViaBricks to host a workshop. We bring the bricks or send them 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 so that your team is engaged and confident as they explore important topics. 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 conference room, ore even 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.
As we emerge from a global pandemic, this is even more important as we transition back to meeting side-by-side rather than staring at screens and communicating across great distances.
When you invite ViaBricks to work with your team, you model and solve real problems with identical LEGO®️ SERIOUS PLAY®️ sets. 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 each other.
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.