LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®

In today’s fast-paced and complex business environment, leadership teams face unprecedented challenges

The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP) method offers a novel and impactful way to tackle these challenges head-on.

Let’s Talk Talent can support you with their LSP workshops, which encourage participants to think in new and creative ways whilst building stronger connections as a team.

What is LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®

LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is based on the following assumptions:

  • Leaders don’t have all the answers. Their success is dependent on hearing and engaging all the voices in the room.
  • People naturally want to contribute, be a part of something bigger and take ownership.
  • Allowing each member to contribute and speak out, results in a more sustainable business.

Modern leadership teams often struggle with siloed communication, resistance to change, and a lack of innovative thinking. LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is a facilitated meeting, communication, and problem-solving method that has been proven to break down these barriers. Through structured play and storytelling, LSP facilitates deeper understanding and stronger connections within teams.

“LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® taps into the human ability to imagine, describe, and make sense of a situation through playful interaction. By utilising hands-on, minds-on learning, LSP enables individuals and teams to build deeper understanding and foster innovation. Clients often experience enhanced problem-solving capabilities, improved communication, and increased commitment to shared goals. It’s a dynamic way to turn abstract concepts into tangible solutions that everyone can see and understand.”

Yvette Janse van Rensburg, Senior Consultant, Let’s Talk Talent
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Our workshop

Our LSP workshop is a dynamic, hands-on session which can be a full-day or a half-day session. This workshop is designed to unlock the full potential of any team quickly, effectively, and deeply. It is a process that will move a collection of individuals towards what we call a real team: one that will exhibit characteristics such as nurturing ideas, being alert and flexible, sharing ideas transparently, being self-motivated and comprised of individuals who mesh together.

We believe that no matter what type of organisation, true competitive advantage can only come from the people in the organisation.

Participants will engage in a series of carefully designed LSP activities that are not only fun but are also deeply reflective, pushing participants to think in new and creative ways and building stronger connections as a team.

What are the workshop aims?

The workshop aims to:

  • Enhance communication, fostering a culture of openness and understanding.
  • Realise the critical connections on the team.
  • Uncover the unspoken Simple Guiding Principles for the team.
  • Explore, reflect, and decide how each of you can bring more to the team.
  • Strengthen leadership abilities and emotional intelligence across the team.
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“Using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® combined with personal effectiveness principles significantly transformed my approach to teamwork and leadership. One of the most enlightening moments came when I realised how this method leveled the playing field among all participants, regardless of their role or rank. It was refreshing to see barriers dissolve and judgement vanish; we were all equal contributors. This experience not only fostered open communication but also demonstrated the power of collective creativity and respect. Inspired by these insights, I am committed to fostering an environment of open communication without judgement, ensuring every team member feels valued and heard.”

Occupancy Planner, CBRE

Our LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® expert

Yvette Janse van Rensburg

Senior Consultant

An accomplished HR, Talent, and People Development professional drawing on 15+ years’ experience working across SME, Corporate, global geographies and complex stakeholder environments in the Built Environment, Recruitment and Real Estate sectors.

Yvette has a passion for supercharging innovative Talent Management & People Development strategies for future focused organisations, creating moments that matter for people & businesses to thrive.

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LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® workshop services based in London

Let’s Talk Talent is a London-based talent management and organisational development consultancy, helping to ensure your team thrive at every level.

We work with a range of businesses, from SMEs to large multinational brands that operate globally.

Come and find out how Let’s Talk Talent can unlock the full potential of your team with our LSP workshops.

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FAQs

What is LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®?


LSP uses LEGO® bricks as a medium for storytelling and metaphorical thinking, allowing participants to express complex ideas through models. This process encourages equal participation and deeply engages all members in the learning process. Our facilitators are experienced in guiding teams through this process, ensuring meaningful insights and actionable outcomes.

What are the benefits of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®?

Post-workshop, the leadership team will experience:
– Improved team dynamics and a stronger sense of unity.
– An increase in engagement and motivation to tackle challenges creatively.
– Enhanced ability to think strategically and solve problems effectively.
– A positive impact on the organisation’s culture and overall performance.

Why is LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® important?


LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is a valuable asset for businesses as it helps participants to open up through the medium of play. By using LEGO® bricks for problem-solving, participants are able to reach their creative potential and work together more effectively within their teams.

How does LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® work?

Participants will engage in a series of carefully designed LSP activities that are not only fun but are also deeply reflective, pushing participants to think in new and creative ways and building stronger connections as a team.

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