Playing LEGO® in a professional workshop? Yes, of course! Using the playful component in a strategically meaningful way results in great added value during workshops and the like. That’s why five of our WARGITSCH Transformation Engineers have completed a training as LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitators in Regensburg.
“Build and understand with brain and hand”, this motto also corresponds to the way Transformation Engineers work. With LEGO® building blocks, changes can be made – in the truest sense of the word – in the blink of an eye and vividly depicted. And this on a concrete as well as on a very abstract level.
The training location in Regensburg was a perfect fit for the topic, because the Degginger sees itself as a space and platform for creativity, culture and innovation. Organizational psychologist Felix Hirn (expert for leadership topics and method consulting) led the training and enriched it with numerous application examples from his professional practice. In the course of this, LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® was examined in more detail as a method for strategy development and retrospectives. Further possibilities for use lie in online formats and in individual coaching.
The training is a great enrichment for the participating colleagues and their work as transformation engineers. “I find it very interesting to use LEGO® as a working material to represent the inner world. It’s amazing how easily and profoundly you can use it to open up topics,” says Michael Urban (Head of Product & Communication). “What has stuck with me is the art of formulating the building instructions in the model work. Here we were again able to take away a few things for our everyday consulting work, in terms of scoping and goal guidance. You can see immediately from the models whether you have formulated a question appropriately.”
One of the greatest strengths of the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method is to create a common understanding of a topic, metaphor or model within a team. In the course of a workshop, individual models come together to form a group model, and in the end, even a complex system model with derivations or external factors can emerge. In the final project of the training, the participants had to design a workshop for their own practical case. As part of this task, the participants designed, among other things, a 1-day workshop to achieve a common understanding of sustainability within a company.
At the end of the day, the Transformation Engineers left the Creative Quarter with their personal certificate: Certified Facilitator of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method and Materials