If someone had told me a few weeks ago that I should lead a Lego® Serious Play® workshop where all participants are in different places, I would probably have been irritated. But that’s what I did last week – via Zoom with Roy as co-leader. We made an introduction to the method of Lego®️ Serious Play®️ based on the personal goals of the participants.
By building something as intangible as a vision with Lego®️ Serious Play®️, you involve more areas of the brain. It works because 70% to 80% of the nerves in our hands are connected to the brain, which allows us to access other areas of the mind and expand the circle of insights. Whenever we use our hands to think about something, we extend our thinking capacity.
Back to the Zoom Workshop. The participants had very different starting positions. Building their visions with Lego®️ helped them to explore the starting position with a different tool. They reflected their needs and goals and developed a plan to come closer to their vision of the future.
After each Lego model building session, we wrote down the most critical findings on the Google jamboard so that we could refer to them if necessary. It was a great experience to conduct this workshop in a virtual way. We will do it again. With this, my conclusion is consistently positive. However, it does not replace a “face-to-face” workshop to the same extent. The interaction, the movement, the body language, the non-verbal exchange are elements that also provide exciting insights and inspirations.