G-Smart -IO2 - FRAMEWORK WORKSHOP
LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Innovative Pedagogy Social Learning
Origen of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®
LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP) is based on a process that comes from the heart of the LEGO bricks and the LEGO system. Looking for a tool to unleash innovation within the company, the LEGO Group realized that the solution lay in the LEGO System itself: just as the LEGO Group has been telling children to "build their dreams" for decades, perhaps adults could be asked to build their vision of the future strategy.
Based on the inclusive and participatory nature of the LEGO system, LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® rejects the idea that outside "experts" should be involved in identifying problems and proposing solutions; instead, LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® assumes that the answers are "already there" and invites participants to "think with their hands" to develop their understanding. Each team member is involved and each has a vote.
LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® has been revised several times from 1998 to 2010 and has been used successfully by companies around the world. In addition, the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® concept has been developed to meet the needs of teachers and educators. There are "LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® for Education" products and training courses, especially for this target group (see http://educatorsweb.lego.com)
For the benefit of the GSmart audience, we share the basic principles of LSP, its key benefits and advantages, and how it can be used for intergenerational collaboration. We also show the possibilities of its practical application based on the results of the GSmart project on intergenerational collaboration. According to the study, intergenerational collaboration differs between the older generation - BB - and the younger one. For generations X, Y, and Z, intergenerational change in attitude, teamwork, trust, openness to experience, composure, kindness, and honesty should be consciously promoted and strengthened to enable intergenerational collaboration.
Furthermore, the most important element of cross-generational collaboration is the exchange of knowledge and experience, which complements the mutual abilities of employees of different ages to perform their professional roles and tasks. The seniors interviewed see the positive aspects of intergenerational cooperation in the exchange of knowledge and experience, the acquisition of new skills, mutual learning and mutual help in solving tasks, problems or crises. One of the most frequently mentioned difficulties in dealing with generations concerns stereotypes and age-related prejudices in the workplace. Therefore, every company, institution or organization needs a human resource management and generational management strategy to improve work processes for different age groups.
Erasmus+ GSmart Project Ref. No. 2020-1-PL01-KA204-081415
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