I was invited to attend RLB’s annual NPO Seminar in Guelph this week.
Perfect timing, considering EoT is just over 1 year old now (remember we just had our Birthday recently 🎉🎂🎈).
I was hoping to gain a little insight into the world of not-for-profits and maybe connect with some like-minded friends.
However, I was pleasantly surprised when they started out the seminar by having us play with Lego!
You might not know this, but Lego is one of my favorite toys! I even coached a FIRST Lego League team last year (aka an excuse to play with Lego twice a week 😉)
Jonathan Bosman, Founder & Lead Facilitator for Clutch Power Consulting walked us through a Lego SeriousPLAY activity.
Unrelated side note….a friend of mine is an animated movie director, and he made the movie: The Adventures of Clutch Powers. I just thought it was a neat connection!
What does “6 bricks” have to do with all of this?
Well, Jonathan presented us with a small box which held 6 Lego bricks and asked us to take 30 seconds to put them together to make a duck. Here’s what I came up with…
We then shared our designs with our table-mates – noticing how everyone’s finished product was different!
It was interesting to see the different way that each person thought about utilizing the SAME 6 bricks.
And, a great reminder of the value of diversity!
There’s more than 1 way to solve a problem.
There’s more than 1 right answer.
According to Jonathan, there are 9 million ways that those 6 bricks could be put together!!
Needless to say, those 6 bricks came home with me and have earned a place on my desk as an important reminder that there’s more than one way to build a duck!
Who can relate? I’d love to hear your stories about the value a diverse team brings to your work!
– Rebecca White