What Does HBR Know That You Need to Know About Teamwork?

Imagine my surprise to see LEGO® on the cover of the Harvard Business Review.  Even their cover photo on Facebook is LEGO®.  So, what does HBR know that your business needs to know about teamwork?

Teamwork (noun) the combined action of a group of people, especially when effective and efficient.  What is new?  LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®.

LSP is a creative meeting, communication and problem-solving method where participants are lead through a series of questions which dive deeper and more quickly to gain access to often surprising new insights. Participants build models in response to facilitator’s questions. The models serve as basis for group discussions, knowledge sharing, problem solving and decision making while building consensus building and eliciting everyone’s best thinking.

LSP is an efficient methodology with it’s roots in brain science, combined with communication protocols designed to ensure all participants may confidently engaged in creating shared outcomes, which otherwise might take months of sustained effort to achieve.

Michaela Conley

Calvin Martin

Megan O’Teri

Perspective in part based on where you’re standing around the LSP build (see above).  This is the first in a series of articles on LSP perspective.

Read the HBR article here.


About the Author:

LEGO® Serious Play® Certified Facilitator, Certified Health Education Specialist, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Industry Expert, Subject Matter Expert and Trainer for CDC's Work@Health Program and Lifestyle Coach for CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program. Michaela has dedicated her career to supporting health & wellness professionals and the industry at large. Through her company HPCareer.Net, llc (which is a certified small, woman owned company based in Columbia MD, Health Promotion LIVE and State of Wellness. In 2009, she founded Health Promotion LIVE (HPLive.org), to provide unbiased professional continuing education opportunities through free weekly webinars with Nationally and Internationally recognized experts and thought leaders on topics in and around health promotion. HPLive is a recognized provider of continuing education through numerous organizations including: the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, The National Board of Public Health Examiners, The Human Resource Certification Institute and several others. In 2012, she formed State of Wellness (StateofWellness.org) a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to support evidence-based worksite health & wellness programs and to facilitate collaboration among public and private organizations at the national, state & local levels. Michaela has been featured in two books: _Under The Radar: Starting Your Net Business without Venture Capital_, (2001). and _Single Women Entrepreneurs_ (2010). She has been recognized for her "Outstanding Contributions of Technology" for the health education profession by the AAHE, HEDIR and Jones & Bartlett Publishers (2002) and others