For Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank I facilitated a two day workshop with the Finance Leadership Team. The bank was preparing to de-merge from its parent company, National Australia Bank, and list on the London Stock Exchange.
Being involved in a complex market transaction is an exhausting process. The team needed time away from the office to reflect on the past year and strengthen relationships. As part of the work I did a resilience assessment with everyone, to measure their levels of stress and recovery, and identify strategies for bouncing back at work.
We travelled to a National Park in Scotland and used part of our time walking in the hills to inspire new ideas and enable meaningful conversations as a team.
During the last day we updated the finance strategy and articulated a vision for leading the division as part of a standalone business.
I asked Deputy CFO and Chief Data Officer, Richard Ellison, about the outcomes of our workshop: