Banking Client – Re-thinking the Future

“Street Wisdom’s strength is in its simplicity, and in opening our eyes to new data that can help to unlock those solutions which elude us when we follow the same routines over and over again.”

Development Programme Director,  Financial Services

What our client* needed

This client is known to have one of the most evolved compliance functions in the banking industry. The sector is experiencing exponential rates of change and this global financial institution has created a highly-respected development program to help its compliance people stay relevant and ahead of the game.  As part of this, the client approached Street Wisdom looking for an experiential learning method to help its senior compliance officers navigate the future.

How we responded 

We staged Street Wisdom experiences as part of a set of three, 2-day learning intensives in two continents for 200+ global senior compliance officers. Given the seniority of the participants and the complexity of the issues, founder David Pearl and the Street Wisdom team worked closely with the client to design the sessions over a number of months and put together a specially briefed team of Street Wizards to lead it.

And the results were…

The sessions were an extremely valuable component of the learning intensives. Getting outside, onto the street and experiencing the Street Wisdom approach enabled participants to synthesise and focus on the themes and challenges they’d been presented with. In a survey, 92% of participants said they would apply what they had learned during Street Wisdom after the event.

“Our business is experiencing significant disruption, some of it at an exponential rate. Our leaders need techniques to help them find new solutions to problems and to engage with the world outside of the office as the boundaries between inside and outside start to blur. The street was the perfect place to start, and Street Wisdom the ideal approach. Within a matter of minutes, our leaders started to make connections between their challenges and what was going on in the wider ecosystem, and soon started to find meaning and draw inspiration from the resources that they had probably passed by on a daily basis for months or years. Street Wisdom’s strength is in its simplicity, and in opening our eyes to new data that can help to unlock those solutions which elude us when we follow the same routines over and over again.”Development Programme Director,  Financial Services

“I really enjoyed Street Wisdom. I felt like being able to connect with my colleagues in a really unique way was incredibly insightful & unexpected.” Participant

“The time to engage in a different environment and learn, slow down & evaluate was useful.” Participant

*At Street Wisdom, we take client confidentiality very seriously.  This client was happy to share the results of our work but preferred to keep their identity anonymous.