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The Lego Serious Players

by Venky

(Photo Credit: Renee Heath)

Three deck chairs provided a glorious view of the sun set. The plunging orb cast an orange hue around the mountain ranges overlooking the sparse shrub land. The mobile caravan, a mere euphemism for being a hair’s breath away from being homeless was parked a few feet away from the chairs. One of the world’s largest technology companies that took concepts such as Lego Serious Play and NLP with the same gravitas reserved for welcoming heads of States, was planning its “Hackathon” in the open plains.

The family stood no chance. The eviction notice was only a few heartbeats away.

(Word Count: 100)

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14 comments

crimsonprose January 31, 2019 - 11:25 am

While I enjoyed the read, I have to confess that as an English Techno-Hermit, there were concepts here I didn’t understand. The only NLP I know is Neuro-Linguistic Programme; but how does that relate to Lego. I’ve a feeling the Lego referred isn’t the play-brick. 🙂

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venkyninja1976 January 31, 2019 - 1:33 pm

Lego Serious Play is the latest fad to grip the imagination of organisations. There are Certified Lego instructors who use these simple Lego Bricks to further the morale and enthusiasm levels of employees. You might find this site very interesting:
https://www.lego.com/en-us/seriousplay

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crimsonprose January 31, 2019 - 2:49 pm

Gosh. Sounds like torture. Or another way to wheddle a way into company coffers. Excuse my sarcasm. Been there. Done that. Had the breakdown! 🙂

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Susan A Eames January 31, 2019 - 4:21 pm

Fascinating take on the photo prompt!

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Travel, Fiction and Photos

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venkyninja1976 January 31, 2019 - 5:05 pm

Thanks Much!

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lisarey1990 February 1, 2019 - 1:13 am

Fascinating. Great write.

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venkyninja1976 February 1, 2019 - 1:23 am

Thank you so much!

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Abhijit Ray February 1, 2019 - 8:59 am

Who can fight big powers, be it state or corporation?

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Mrs Marian Green February 1, 2019 - 3:31 pm

I feel for the family . No chance against the biggies..

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venkyninja1976 February 1, 2019 - 6:23 pm

Indeed!

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Liz Young February 1, 2019 - 9:30 pm

I didn’t understand most of this, but I feel for the family.

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granonine February 1, 2019 - 9:49 pm

I learned from reading the first couple of posts, but frankly, most of this was very confusing to an old lady like me. Lego Serious Play? Whaaaaaa? NLP?

I’m definitely not a techno-geek, I guess.

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gahlearner February 3, 2019 - 10:06 pm

Lego Serious Play? I can’t even… I guess I’m getting too old for this stuff. 😀 I like the way you describe how casually the family is brushed aside for the oh-so-serious play. Sheesh…

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venkyninja1976 February 4, 2019 - 1:50 am

Unfortunately, nutty and ludicrous concepts such as these and more are upending the way in which we go about our work.

https://blogternator.com/2019/02/03/lab-rats-why-modern-work-makes-people-miserable-dan-lyons/

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