Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

Can Playing Jeopardy Keep Your Staff out of Compliance Jeopardy?

Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

Can Playing Jeopardy Keep Your Staff out of Compliance Jeopardy?

Article excerpt

No matter how you spell regulatory relief, employees usually spell compliance D-U-L-L.

A few years ago Kate S. Barr was looking for a way to make compliance training more interesting for employees of Riverside Bank, Minneapolis. Barr is of the $160 million-assets bank.

What she hit upon is a highly specialized adaptation of the popular TV game show Jeopardy, which features a selection of trivia categories arranged gridwise with topics as the column headings and reward amounts of $100 to $500 running across the rows.

Trying to do this on the cheap while still retaining the flavor of the TV show, Barr came up with a decorated sheet of cloth as a gameboard. This was hung on a wall in the bank's training room. Sheets of 8 1/2" by 11" paper were attached in rows and columns with the clues, with another sheet of paper covering each clue with a prize amount.

Employees were divided into five teams of three people, each equipped with a bell to gain first shot at the clue. …

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