Unfortunately, most organizations have identified the “distressed” segment as the one which has produced the best outcomes and has not given the same attention to the positive performance in the Ambiguous Case. It is important that your SWOT Analysis identifies this feature for this might be the key to developing a case study solution.
When evaluating the claims made by the company in its marketing and sales and support materials, the questions should focus on identifying the problems identified in the promotion. If the management team uses a different definition of the “problem”, they will not be able to answer the questions asked in the case study.
To start the Case Study Analysis, the employee should make a list of the positives and negatives, as well as potential solutions. You might also ask the team to develop short reports which they can discuss, during their next meeting.
The individual with the highest scores should be considered the expert. The team members should agree on a brief title for the case. A good practice is to use the name of the customer or product.
They will be better placed to resolve the particular problems identified in the marketing and sales and support materials. It is the objective of the Case Study to identify the specific issue. This solution provides the company with an opportunity to identify the underlying cause, as well as the potential solutions.
During the Case Study analysis, it will also be useful to ask the employees to decide upon which actions they feel would have a better effect on the problem they are trying to solve. By conducting a SWOT Analysis, you may be able to determine which actions would provide the greatest benefit, or solve the greatest number of problems. This could potentially save time and money on your part and ensure that the correct action is taken to resolve the particular issue.
Once the company has identified the problem or problems and can identify possible solutions, the following steps should be undertaken. The team should meet to present their findings at a special meeting.
At this meeting, the employees will share their findings with the management team and discuss the next steps required to resolve the specific case. The team members should try to agree on what actions are required to address the current problem or issues.
The main goal of the case study is to help to make the company aware of the probable results of taking certain actions, and the actions they would have to take in order to achieve the results. A Case Study Analysis should allow the company to examine all of the options and make a decision based on the facts presented.
If the company is unsure about the position they are in, a successful outcome might not be determined. It is essential that the company be made aware of the possible results of their actions and to confirm the particular action that is required in order to achieve the best outcome.
Ultimately, if you take action based on a SWOT Analysis, the positive results are recorded, the team is paid accordingly, and you as a manager are less likely to be confused when deciding what action to take next. You will no longer have to make an uncertain choice, or spend time and money on actions which will either prove to be ineffective, or unnecessary.