Give your brain a hand

Sense to Solve offers Participatory Strategic Development Workshops using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® materials and methodologies. The methodology is an innovative, experimental process designed to enhance team work, strategy, innovation and performance.

Sense to Solve encourages participants to use LEGO® to “give your brain a hand”. This is because the hands (more than any other part of the body) have the most connections to the brain. With more connections and different connections, using your hands can help to bypass the rational brain and reach knowledge centres that are not as readily accessible.

This hands-on, minds-on, learning process, produces a deeper, more meaningful understanding of the world and its possibilities. The methodology deepens the reflection process and supports an effective dialogue – for everyone in the team and/or organisation.

Build landscape models with LEGO® bricks, while drawing on storytelling processes, metaphoric, symbolic, systemic and imaginal thinking. Play out possible scenarios, stimulate play and creativity, facilitate understandings, solve problems, reach consensus and recognise opportunities.

LEGO® Strategic Play workshop options

Sample learning journey – full day workshop

  • Identity of self:
    Who am I? What do I bring to this team?
    Establish commonality while recognising the unique contribution by everyone
  • Identity of team:
    Who are we?
    Current behaviours, enablers & blockers
  • Identity of business:
    SWOT with a twist
    Business landscape
  • Future possibilities:
    Who do we want to be? Why?
    What does it look like?
    Behaviours, outcomes?
  • How do we move to where we want to be?
    Enablers & Blockers
    Actions steps: Stop, start, continue
    Simple Guiding Principles (keeping in track)
  • Commitment
    Putting key learnings into practice

Sense to Solve offers a broad range of Participatory Strategic Development Processes using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® materials and methodology.

We can accommodate small, highly personalised strategic sessions and cater for large groups of up to 120 people.

The minimum time requirement for a session that incorporates LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is three hours. More intensive strategic sessions could take place over a number of days.

Sense to Solve uses LEGO® within other workshops and programmes, such as, Design Thinking, Future Sensing, Business model innovation, etc.

Most LEGO® sessions are custom designed to deliver on the specific business needs of different teams or audiences. However, the basic principles remain more or less the same (as outlined in the sample learning journey).

LEGO® Strategic Play Benefits

Move from group think to group genius by unlocking the potential of all the participants in the workshop.

Stimulate creative thinking and solve complex challenges in a constructive atmosphere.

Stimulate group discussion, improve knowledge sharing, reach consensus and avoid frustration.

Grasp the bigger picture, find new and interesting connections, explore options and develop solutions.

Build and analyse different possible, probable and plausible futures, together with their possible impact on the business.

Create scenarios and explore the potential impact of external events and internal decisions on your organisation.

Build customer/stakeholder journey maps. Consider multiple perspectives, blockers and enablers across key touch points.

Explore business models and develop ecosystems of value. Innovate with desirable, feasible and viable solutions.