Case Study Workshop
Case Study Workshop
What are case studies?
A case study is a detailed account of a company, industry, person, or project over a given amount of time, which presents an account of what happened to a business or industry over a few years – chronicling events. Cases are stories which present realistic, complex, and contextually rich situations and often involve a dilemma, conflict, or problem that one or more of the characters in the case must negotiate.The content within a case may include information about company objectives, strategies, challenges, results, recommendations, and more.
They may be descriptive or demonstrative in nature, showcasing something that has happened or is happening in anenvironment, offering the chance to be in the shoes of a protagonist. Case study is one of the most effective methods for training, which allows for collaborate and interaction of the group, networking, and honing skills.
Center for Global Training offers participants the opportunity to think along these mini / micro scenarios on work related situations will confront interesting challengesto analyze what they would and would not do in a particular situation: apply what, why, where, who, and how in the decision-making process.
What is a case study analysis?
Assess and analyze the case whether internal or external
What does the case tell you?
What is the main message/points?
Group breakout sessions
Come up with POSSIBLE solution or multiple aspects to the case scenario
Present a summary findings or solution to workshop
Cases prove valuable opportunities for several reasons – individually or in a group:
Provide problems that you probably have not had the opportunity to experience firsthand.
You become a detective; they reveal what is going on in companies and allow you to evaluate the solutions to deal with their problems.
Cases provide you with the opportunity to participate with peers to gain experience in presenting your ideas to others.
Managers are forced to break out of their standard world view, exposing blind spots that might otherwise be overlooked in generally accepted forecast.
Whatever the source, an effective case study is one that, according to Davis (1993):
tells a “real” and engaging story
raises a thought-provoking issue
has elements of conflict
promotes empathy with the central characters
lacks an obvious or clear-cut right answer
encourages participants to think and take a position
portrays actors in moments of decision
provides plenty of data about character, location, context, actions
is relatively concise – mini or short
real and drawn from actual circumstances
must propose a solution for the case or simply to identify the parameters of the problem.
Materials and Resources
The instructor will provide the case, any necessary details of the case(s) and the assignment description.
Venue or In-House