How to Build an IT team with brains & bricks showcased during GetTogether event

Posted on April 22nd, 2013

On March 26th Queaso Systems organized the first GetTogether of 2013 in Hotel Gosset in Groot-Bijgaarden. We were very proud to invite Christophe Van Gampelaere, a serious player.

Christophe Van Gampelaere is the Belgian partner in Global PMI Partners, the only international network focused exclusively on merger integration, separation and transformation services. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, M&A, investment management, change management and people management. He is a qualified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® trainer.

Christophe spoke about LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® ( Queaso Lego Serious Play – Presentation ) which is an innovative and cooperative way to align a team of programmers and developers on how to achieve a desired business result.

The project manager and his team gather around a table, with a ton of LEGO® bricks scattered around, and come to a common understanding of the business challenge ahead. In a Lego® Serious Play workshop, brains, hands and eyes work together to agree on a common approach and a shared philosophy on how to tackle complex IT issues.

Based on research that shows that this kind of hands-on, minds-on learning deepens the reflection process and supports an effective dialogue – for everyone in the organization.

We were very pleased with the large turnout of interested people who could experience the serious play themselves. In a short collaborative exercise all attendees were stimulated to indeed play the game. This team exercise resulted in some fascinating insights.

Afterwards we had some nice conversations at the bar of the hotel which indicates that we had a nice topic for an interesting evening.

Would you like to get an invitation for the next free GetTogether? Don’t hesitate to fill out the contact form and we are more than happy to invite you to the next Queaso Systems GetTogether session.