“You can learn more about a person in an hour of play than you can from a lifetime of conversation.” – Plato
The Nashville Technology Council and Centresource are teaming up to present an event that aims to improve communication between technologists and marketers.
This event is for any team who has ever had miscommunication about technical specs and how they link to the marketing goal… basically, most of us.
This is a hands-on, minds-on, problem-solving workshop – not a presentation. It will be a professionally-facilitated process using a tested concept: LEGO Serious Play.
The LEGO Serious Play methodology has been used around the world for a huge range of applications including M&A, strategic planning, and other complex problem-solving in organizations.
Our facilitator, Jody Lentz, has worked for LEGO and used LEGO Serious Play with over 6,000 people around the world from Stockholm to Sacramento.
He says, “Communication is abstract and ephemeral. But when you build it out of LEGO and make a story out of it, it has some heft to it. It allows you to pick apart the meanings, and reassemble – like a good LEGO set.”
Just getting Nashville teams around a table to share about their perspectives is going to be valuable. But there is an output – not just LEGO models – but also rubric, guiding principles, rules of engagement… things that will help us create better products AND avoid train wrecks that are almost always caused by lack of clarity.
“It’s an incredibly useful tool to get people to understand more about themselves, the people they work with, and the problem they’re trying to solve…and it’s fun!!”
How do you prepare for the event?
This is a 2-hour workshop, followed by a cocktail hour to debrief.
Bring your imagination. You could come individually, or even better, bring 6 or 7 people from your team who often work together. If they can build together, your organization will get more out of it.
May 13, 2015
3-6 pm (2 hour workshop followed by cocktail hour)
Free as a member of the NTC, $10 for non-members