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Banking For The Future

Banking For The Future

A leading global bank approached The Strategists to design and facilitate a strategy session for their board and exco. The bank has a favourable competitive position, but was facing headwinds from new competitors, and rapid changes in the banking industry

Our team designed a 2-day intervention which mapped out specific outcomes. The session allowed the bank to come out with a new strategy that is currently being implemented. Our CEO then spent 1 day a month over six months to assist in the implementation of the strategy.

Feedback from our client’s Group head of strategy: We constantly faced concerns around our future relevance and impact.  The Strategists designed a structured and very well thought through strategy formulation process. With deep industry insights, impactful facilitation and the ability to navigate organisational complexity, The Strategists allowed us to walk out with a clear and well-defined strategy. The team has a clear sense of the immediate battle plan as well as the longer terms strategic priorities

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We are moving into a discontinuous, disruptive, digital world underpinned by rapid disintermediation and sector shifts. Large firms and industries as a whole are faced with developing this muscle and building an innovation culture that adapts and overcomes while also remaining profitable and seeing growth.

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