Breaking a board with your bare hands is a powerful activity that can be used as part of a conference, a team meeting or a development programme.
Like all of our challenges, the Board Break is achievable, rewarding and empowering.
Participants need to adjust their mindset from “I can’t” to “I can” and when they do that they will realise that breaking a board is nowhere near as difficult as they thought it would.
Why do it?
The benefits from breaking a board with your bare hands are endless and these are some of the key benefits:
Improve your focus
Challenge limiting beliefs
Facing your fears
As well as all of the above, board breaking in a Team setting is brilliant for boosting morale and camaraderie. Team members will rally behind each other offering words of support and encouragement which will of course be followed by cheers celebrating each successful board break.
How long does it last?
As an absolute minimum you should allow 1 hour for this event but the duration is flexible to suit your desired outcomes. Some companies only want this activity as a booster following lunch and therefore an hour is sufficient to prepare and train the participants before they break the boards.
If you have more time and really want to use this activity to benefit your employees and ultimately your company, we would suggest a two hour event where we can use the board break as a metaphor for looking at:
Goal setting and barriers
Working outside comfort zones
The importance of being focused
You could also consider doing a rebar bend or glass walk to complement this activity and really hammer home the learning and camaraderie for your team.
Anything else I should know?
We absolutely love this activity as does everyone that does it. The sense of empowerment that people feel is second to none. It is a perfect, stand alone activity, and it is easily complemented with rebar bending, arrow snapping, walking on glass and firewalking.