Understanding Case Studies with Examples
Case study is a process of research in which detailed contemplation is carried out in order to deal with any particular matter or in order to analyze a principle.
We can find various case studies in research methodology related to psychology, banking, nursing and business management skills etc. In this article, two examples of case studies are briefly discussed.
Example of Business Case Study
Client: Health Research Organization
Situation: A provincial based organization that is acting in the formation of an association which is aimed to design for scientific health research. So, the provincial organization required complete description of its operational prerequisites and mandate to make the launch of the organization possible.
Challenges: During the execution process, the challenges faced by the organization include,
- Effective dealing with the difficulties
- Building up a system that creates an association between private and public sector
- Development of concrete operational constraints with the help of original concepts
Actions: There were different actions taken by the organization to meet the challenges. These involve,
- Worked out on the project with the help senior clinical and managing staff
- Collected relevant data and developed a background
- Worked out with senior members related to management in order to develop proper business model as well as operational requirements.
- Prepared plan and presentation to present related stakeholders
Results: Finally, the actions resulted in a positive manner including following outcomes,
- A plan was developed that could better address the operational requirements
- The association that was planned, launched successfully
- The association successfully delivered its mandate
Example of “A Time Management Case Study”
Time management is a great way towards the increase of personal productivity. Here is a brief case study of an individual who has creative thinking. This case study describes how time can be managed to increase productivity.
Meet Jack who is a marketing director in a business established in Europe. He is famous for chasing ongoing marketing trends, however, infamous for working late at nights.
Working patterns may vary from one person to another. For example some people prefer to work within a framework whereas others prefer to be free when they find things done. The second category may have more creative approach and Jack stay in this category. Jack always prefers to think some steps ahead.
Although he may feel it difficult to plan first five but later on the rest five are followed by these. With the help of this rule of life, Jack can improve his personal as well as business productivity but there are some obstacles that should be addressed. These obstacles are described by one of his partners.
- Jack is unreliable.
- There is no importance of rituals and habits in his life.
- He doesn’t know how to prioritize the objectives of the business.
- Irregular sleeping patterns.
- Going to parties a lot.
So, there were some weak points that play as hurdles for Jack to achieve at its peak. These issues must be addressed. So, the high value activities and wants that are technically termed as leverage points should find out. Later on, the overall day should be planned accordingly and this will contribute in increasing the productivity level.