Knowing Your Firm
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This Lego project is a good-sized
starter kit proposed for the Other LEGO Serious Play - LSP -
Method. In Other LSP Method - Open Source companies, ideals and processes, what
can be illustrated, demonstrated through metaphors rather than allegorical as
they are representative, and may be represented by facsimile models of
companies, of course.
The difference from the Other LSP
Method - Open Source - Methodology to
the Official LEGO Serious Play Methodology is that the Other LSP Method - Open
Source -Methodology applies more to small and medium enterprises, and the LEGO
Serious Play is more geared towards larger companies, large companies supported
by an official LEGO accredited facilitator. In Other LSP Method - Open Source - facilitators are understood as intermediaries (or enforcing agents) of the
process of creating this dynamic (they only need to have prior knowledge of
this type of the Other LSP Method methodology, administration and business accounting).
Also considering the weight of
accounting, with each LEGO block representing either a value, value added or
capital valuesof the company. That is, the LEGO blocks in Other LSP Method also
have to do with the EVA, the Social Balance, the Equity, the products or
services for sale, the fixed assets, the investments and the equipment of the
company ... and the people, of course. In theory, everything there is, accounting in the Inc.
In The Other LSP Method, every employee of the company who will participate in the company
must create their vision of the company and / or tell a story, give an idea,
make a criticism etc. using this same LEGO representation of the company. In
addition there is a surprise element, the "Lady in Red" or Women in
Red, characters representing traps and corruption that could exists (or that the employee perceives) within the firm.
Therefore, this Game is also a
dynamic of Other LSP Method, which proposes an alternative and open-source
approach to LEGO SERIOUS PLAY. In addition, exploring the already established
applications of LEGO Serious Play – Open Source with regard to the self-knowledge
of the team and construction or interpretation of the company's image, about
strategic management decision-making etc.
Knowing your firm – Starter Set Kit; The Other LSP
Method (Open-Source) is a dynamic (a session) for 4 to 9 people (plus
an applicator/mediator agent of dynamics). It is recommended to use this Kit in a real company, with the company's
actual employees, who will create a metaphor, a representation of the company. Where as a result, expects all participants leave the dynamic
session with a better vision of the company, of himself and his co-workers,
besides having much more good work to put into practice, which will arise from
the ideas and insights that form obtained throughout that dynamic.
This set contains more than five
large constructions, including the factory by company or the production line;
the store together with the housing of a managing director of the company; the
bridge that also makes the link between all three trays. The transparent and
ecological version (sustainable and compliance) of the same company; and more.
In fact, in the dynamics of Other
Lego Serious Play (open-source) "Knowing Your Company", what happens
is that two divisions are been represented in the same company. Where, on a
plateau, the company is been represented in two blocks: one, is the factory (or
production line) that is where it produces what the company negotiates, that
is, the largest shed, all in leaked elements. In addition, the second
construction also representing the same view of the company, on this same
plateau, is the company's store, having still on the 2nd floor, housing a
house of one of the owners / directors of the Inc.
This more conventional or more common
and more common vision of the company, has, at the level in the production
shed, portrayed the hierarchical levels of the company where you have: 1) at a
lower elevation, the operational level – which is understood as factory floor
or the parts of direct contact with the public. 2) Already at the intermediate
level of soil, there is the representation of the tactical/technical level,
which is composed of staff of a more specific training. 3) And finally, the
higher floor exists the representation of the management hierarchical level or
the board, which also knows as the strategic level.
The second vision of the same company
already has a more transparent approach, accessibility, sustainability of the
company; where, on another board (plateau) the same company is been represented,
so that it is made all in glass (transparency). Moreover, where you do not have
the hierarchical level elements contained in the company's first vision, on the
contrary, there is a level, in circular format, represented by the yellow
plateau within the transparent company. In addition, there are elements of
sustainability and accessibility elements etc.
In addition, as, it is a LEGO project
idea of Other LSP also the dynamics of the
technique of applying the methodology of connectors or connections (commonly
known as TA4 or TA5). In this scenario is being represented, these
connections, through antennas and currents, which connect from Factory1 to the
Market; and Factory2, also connecting it with Factory1. In addition, in the
marketing project of this idea, various connectors are got foreseen, to make
other connections between the elements present in this scenario.
Moreover, to the company its
particularities, there are other representations of internal and external
elements of the company in this LEGO Idea project. It has the Square / Park /
Market, which is nothing more than a container representation with several
staircases; also with marquees, benches, poles and plants. It symbolizes in the
other Lego Serious Play methodology the relations between markets, companies
and competitors. The container with the marquee has the symbolism of the means
of transport, linked to the company. This means, among other things, sales by
e-commerce, where the company makes sale and dispatches its product through
These considerations about representation,
the metaphors of the company and the markets, finally, about the ideas of the
company's employees about the business entity are just a few points. Since this
methodology and this Starter Kit, they present numerous other possibilities.
Among them the temptation of Lady In red, which can be used as jokers, which
employees have to try the ideas of other employees. It can be used (Lady In
Red) only once by each employee, and after hearing the vision story of someone
else's company, then if you make a temptation, a seduction, or even a attempted
corruption, hypothetically raising suspicion about something that is not yet
axes within the company. Remembering that this application this LEGO Idea is
exclusive to certain employees of the company, and with science (and
endorsement, logical) of the owner of the same.
Finally, the bridge in addition to
making the important function of uniting the three trays, it symbolizes
connections, the bridges even that has to be has built: the crossings, the
paths, the double-handed routes, which take place in trades, in business, in
companies. To end, the bridge has this completely symbolic issue, besides being
a higher floor, which allows you to check everything, from a look higher,
symbolizing the very people who are participating in the dynamics, who are
having a more panoramic and broader view of the whole question.