If you give people something to interact with, they will think in a different way.
— Gaëlle Vallée-Tourangeau, Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Why SERIOUS play?

There are the three fundamentals.

  1. We know more than we know we know. Or put another way – there is useful stuff in our heads but you don’t know how to get it out.
  2. We live in a non-linear, ambiguous and unpredictable world. Linear (left-brain) thinking will does not have the capacity to help us find solutions to the challenges of this world.
  3. Our hands are connected to over 70-80% of our brain cells. With the help of those neural connections in our hands we “know” a lot more at any given time than we think we know.
Just as our mouths articulate logic and linear thoughts; so our hands articulate the non-linear, emotive and creative thoughts.

LEGO® Serious Play® taps into the our ability to imagine, to describe and to make sense of a situation, to initiate change and improvement, and even to create something completely new.

When our hands are used in learning, not only do thoughts and ideas that are built with our hands tend to be expressed in greater detail, they are also more easily understood and remembered.