As a Project Manager, why should I use the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method?
The start of a new project can sometimes be a delicate phase, with a lot of uncertainties and different ambitions. What brings the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY method in this context? 100% contribution, inclusion, and sincere commitment to name only a few.
The start of a new project can sometimes be a delicate phase: people might have different understandings of the objectives, different expectations, or a different sense of complexity. There might be a lot of uncertainty.
Some people might see the project as an opportunity to prove their capabilities: they involve themselves strongly, or they try to take over the lead. Some others might be a little bit reluctant to get involved: they lean backward and wait for decisions to be taken for themselves.
These reasons, among others, can cause the project to be delayed, or worse, to fail.
What brings the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY method in this context?
The LEGO SERIOUS PLAY method is a facilitated thinking, communication and problem solving technique. It changes “lean backward” meetings with only 20% participation into “lean forward” with 100% contribution: everyone constructs one own perspective and expresses one own insights. All the knowledge in the room is collected. Everyone is given a voice.
The method goes further with the construction of a shared model where the important facets of each personal contribution are incorporated. The process is inclusive: everyone participates in reaching consensus, no one is let aside.
When decisions are taken, this process leads to longer-lasting and more sincere commitment from everyone.
To our project manager colleagues: are you convinced?