Today I played Lego all day. Seriously. A dozen of us got out of the office and had a facilitated session on the way we work, processes, integration, stuff like that. It was kind of fun: constructing towers that somehow represented core strategy, or rickety bridges between the different types of work we do. Even in the breaks I found myself playing with the stuff, just for tactile pleasure.
Apparently, 'Lego for adults' (or to give it its trademarked name, Lego® Serious Play®) has been around for 20 years and is big business. Did it really help in our strategic thinking? Honestly? No. But it was an experiment and a nice break from the office, computers, SAP, agenda-driven meetings and form-filling.