In my work as an executive coach and facilitator I am constantly looking for approaches that will give both WOW and A-HA effects for the leader and team. I see that the maximum of discoveries takes place where our mind has not been yet. This attitude drives me to learn more and more new instruments.
Lego was the discovery of this spring for me!
Within the framework of a LEGO session, a client or a team goes through the classic stages of a coaching or team session - from goal setting to action planning. However, even on difficult problems, thinking takes a more creative way.
After a short acquaintance with the constructor, a person with the help of a coach or facilitator enters the world of images that he/she first constructs him/herself, then clarifies them and connects them with goals. A coach in individual work or as a facilitator in team work creates space, asks questions through the answers to which participants see solutions and plan their further actions.
Many facilitators are familiar with the term FACIPULATION – this is a mixture of manipulation and facilitation, to which clients are sometimes at all costs inclined in their desire to achieve a goal that the team does not share.
LEGO allows you to minimize the manipulative component, but it is much brighter to show co-creation and grow team spirit due to the visible result of the session.
In the process of immersing myself in the LEGO theme, I also made a discovery about myself - it turns out that a few minutes of focused assembly of anything from the constructor can replace several hours of rest and give impetus to solving problems that seemed unsolvable before.
So now I know that there is another stage of relationship with the constructor: you work for it for years, but then you clean everything out of the children's room, and Lego starts working for you! Now I have 25 kilograms of different Lego. This is enough for a team of several dozen people to be creative for hours!
How was it in the ad? "You still don't have a solution? Then I take Lego and go to you!”