• bosmanjonathan

A Picture is Worth 1000 Words

Imagine for a minute that you were a talented artist. If you had a thought you wanted to express, would you choose to use words or would you rather paint it in a picture?


I'm guessing that you chose "paint it in a picture". So why did you choose that?

Starry Night, Vincent Van Gogh

You may have heard the saying "a picture is worth 1000 words" but why is this true?


With a picture you are able to express emotion with a depth that words can't express. You can use colour and imagery that say more than our English vocabulary allows. A painting allows for a vagueness that ironically assists in the communication of ideas where the specificity of words can actually hinder as you struggle to find the perfect ones.


But here's the problem, if you're like me, you can't paint...unless a stick figure counts! So now you're stuck using your limited vocabulary and seemingly two-dimensional words to express your three-dimensional thoughts.


So what if there was a tool that could allow you to "paint" your thoughts? Something that could allow you to present your thoughts in colour, depth, and in a way that others could see it in front of them and understand your thought even before you had a chance to explain it with words.


THIS is the power of LEGO® SeriousPLAY®


When a person is given our specifically chosen selection of LEGO® Bricks they become enabled to be a painter of their thoughts. When members of a team are given the chance to each build their thoughts, they are able to share them in a way that can be understood by their fellow team members like never before. When they are given the chance to build their answer to a specific question and then given the time to explain what it is they have built, they will share at a level that goes far beyond a "surface level answer" and goes deeper into the true beliefs of that individual, many times into the beliefs that they subconsciously hold.


When a team engages in a LEGO® SeriousPLAY® exercise led by a trained facilitator, concepts and answers are discovered that truly make a difference for the organization.


A picture may be worth 1000 words but in my experience, a LEGO® model is worth at least 9 million words.


Why 9 million? Well, that's a discussion you and I should have in person.

If you lead or manage a team, give me a call or send a message to jonathan@clutchpower.ca


Let's connect.


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