BNP Paribas’s Emerging Talent Programme is run annually for high performers across Europe in its Corporate and Investment Banking division. The sophisticated year long programme allows individuals to tailor development according to individual needs and desires. The programme starts with a day long Development Centre that is designed to engage and excite all the participants and give them feedback on their developmental needs. BNP Paribas was looking for an innovative and effective way to assess individual ability at working with others, exerting influence and making decisions under pressure. BNP Paribas chose Ososim, to work alongside its development centre partner, to achieve this objective through a team simulation exercise.
Working in teams of eight, participants were required to master one of Ososim’s abbreviated simulations under observation from assigned coaches. Working together for the first time, the teams had 90 minutes to organise themselves, establish ways of making decisions, become familiar with the simulation challenge and ultimately succeed in the simulation exercise. Participants learned from both the team set up and the simulation exercise. They received detailed feedback as a team and as individuals interacting within the team.
The overall Development Centre Day received outstanding feedback from the participants and the simulation component the highest individual feedback within it.