The rapidly changing business landscape over the past decade or so has nudged many companies away from the traditionally rigid annual strategic-planning process. Companies today are rethinking their approach to strategic planning, with many opting for more frequent and more creative ways of getting the dialogue going.
Used across the world in their strategy processes by prominent organizations like Ikea, Samsung, Oxford University, Virgin Atlantic and even the UN, Lego Serious Play is a facilitated meeting, communication and problem-solving process using Lego elements.
Unconventional facilitation techniques such as these are gaining momentum in today’s strategy processes, not simply because they are radical and innovative, but because of how effective they are at creating engagement and tangible results.
Late last year, our team also began experimenting with game-based strategy development through strategy simulations that create an experiential and interactive strategy journey. We brought this to our clients running complex strategy processes to lighten things up – to great success.
While the mechanics were rather different – we see some parallels with the principles behind Lego Serious Play and Strategy Tools’ Strategy Simulations, and decided to get together with co-inventor of Lego Serious Play, Johan Roos for a chat about strategy today.