Newsletter May 2024

Building a Team Brick-by-Brick

I will be the first to admit that when I was invited to join the trainer certification for Lego® Serious Play in October 2023, I was very skeptical. In fact, I had some serious doubts. The only contact I had with Legos while growing up was when I (painfully) stepped on them when my brothers left them on the plush carpet at our house.

From a trainer point of view, I also could not wrap my head around how to use Lego in the context of a team event. The last few months have opened my heart and mind to these plastic bricks. Since November last year, we have conducted over a dozen workshops with Lego in multiple countries and various industries.

I have seen teams solve conflicts, shed light on gaps in communication, build trust, determine company values, create a vision of an ideal workplace, define processes for supply chain issues, and set meaningful goals.

While Lego is not appropriate for every workshop or team event, it can be very useful in so many contexts. It also helps break down language or intercultural barriers and helps technically-minded participants feel comfortable with soft topics such as values, feelings, and needs.

Here, you will find two short videos with impressions and results from several workshops. The good news for companies is that using Lego does not incur any extra expenses. Companies pay our daily trainer rate as well as preparation/documentation, and that’s it. No hidden costs or licensing fees are involved. And yes, Lego fits into checked-in baggage and can fly with me to the final destination.

Curious how it may be helpful for you and your team? I’d love to hear from you.

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