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Lego newest fad in training and development
||Last Updated: 01/23/2009

Legos aren't just for kids anymore. More than 400 companies around the world have used the popular snap-together blocks as a training and development tool.

Lego Group, the Danish toy company that manufactures and distributes Legos, has created a business resource called Serious Play, which, according to its website, "is based on the belief that everyone can contribute to the discussion, the decisions and the outcome."

The two-day training sessions, which are supposed to help employees enhance organizational creativity and performance, cost about $7,000 US.