The Black Belt Activity is a quick, yet powerful, activity that can drive home a variety of training objectives.
Empowerment and Creativity: Setting goals is not enough
Telling people that they are now “empowered” to do things differently or setting a goal to suddenly “be more creative” is not enough.
Selling: The challenge of changing habits
Even when the customer agrees that the new product is better or safer, they still revert back to old habits. This activity can help sales reps understand how quickly habits are established and how difficult they are to break.
Change: When paradigms shift.
When faced with change, we all tend to bring innumerable assumptions from the old paradigm into the new one. This activity clearly demonstrates how difficult it can be to adapt to a changing environment.