New Workshop: Lego Serious Play has Arrived at Happy

In: BlogDate: Jul 10, 2023By: Claire Lickman

At Happy, we are always looking for new ways to create more impact and value for our amazing clients.

We are therefore really excited to now offer Lego Serious Play as part of our facilitated experiences.

If you are:

  • Aiming to create a high performing team

  • Introducing major change

  • Developing your strategic direction

  • Heading towards a more empowered and agile organisation

  • Wanting to generate more diverse thinking

  • Needing to energise your meetings, training or other group based activities

Then LSP could help you move towards your goal.

Read more in this blog by Jo Holliday.

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Is it just having fun with bricks?

In short, no!

Lego Serious Play (LSP) is a facilitated thinking, communication, and problem-solving technique for use with organisations, teams and individuals. It draws on extensive research from the fields of business, organisational development, psychology, and learning.

How does it work?

It’s called ‘hand knowledge’.

Our hands are connected to between 70 to 80 percent of our brain cells. Our brains are limited in how much information they can consciously handle at one time, the so-called working memory. But with the help of all the neural connections in our hands we ‘know’ a lot more at any given moment than we think we know.

LSP taps into the human ability to imagine, to describe and to make sense of a situation at hand, to initiate change and improvement, and even to create something radically new. When our hands are used in learning, a complicated process takes place that generates a powerful emotional charge. As a result, not only do thoughts and ideas that are built with our hands tend to be expressed in greater detail, but they are also more easily understood and remembered.

Could LSP be right for you?

First you have to ask yourself:

  • Is the challenge complex?
  • Is the organisation/team ready for an approach that will allow for several different, but equally valid, answers emerge, before reaching one shared answer?

In addition, for it to be successful, leaders need to sign up to six fundamental beliefs about leadership and organisations:

  • Leaders don’t have all the answers
  • Organisational success is dependent on hearing all voices in the room
  • People naturally want to contribute, be part of something bigger and take ownership
  • Allowing each member to contribute and speak out results in a more sustainable business
  • All too often, teams work sub optimally leaving knowledge untapped in team members
  • We live in a world which can best be described as complex and adaptive

In summary, a good Lego Serious Play context takes a complex problem and a courageous manager.

Experience it for yourself at our half day introductory workshop.

Don’t just take our word for it. We are running a LSP introductory workshop on the 10th August at Happy. At this half-day event you will have an opportunity to experience LSP for yourself and identify how this amazingly powerful approach could help you untap the energy, creativity and potential in your organisation.  

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Claire Lickman

Claire is Head of Marketing at Happy. She has worked at Happy since 2016, and is responsible for Happy's marketing strategy, website, social media and more. Claire first heard about Happy in 2012 when she attended a mix of IT and personal development courses. These courses were life-changing and she has been a fan of Happy ever since. She has a personal blog at

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