So, I have chosen to cover the latter because Behavioural Insights Team (A) also includes an audio visual transcript of HBR Case Solutions (also known as The Harvard Case Study). However, it will be fair to say that I am not much of a professional speaker, but I have been using both solutions for quite some time now and so, I have thought of summarizing them here in one place. So, here goes.
One of the things I like about Behavioural Insights Team (A) is that it allows for time-bound delivery. You are allowed to keep records for as long as you like, and you can take this information as long as you like too. You can arrange your life around your case solutions as you see fit. This means that you can be disciplined and determined to finish the job that you have given yourself, even if it is a slightly different solution to what you were originally supposed to be working on.
The other feature of Behavioural Insights Team (A) is that it gives you access to some well known authors. And it doesn’t matter whether you already know their work or not. You can read it anyway you want to, and you can find out something about them if you want to.
However, unlike the Case Study Solution, the Behavioural Insights Team doesn’t offer you any expert advice at all. If you already know the answers to any problem, or you already know the right way to solve them, then this is just not for you.
However, this is also not to say that Behavioural Insights Team (A) is bad, either. On the contrary, it does go through some of the same problems that the Case Study Solution goes through. It doesn’t seem to include enough original content, but it does give you the benefit of being able to listen to various experts offer their knowledge.
The third similarity between Behavioural Insights Team (A) and The Case Study Solution is that they both provide summaries and reviews of case studies. There are certain cases which are treated more detailed than others. If you have a serious and lengthy study of “Suburban Mothers”, then you may want to consider going to the Review page for this.
The fourth similarity between Behavioural Insights Team (A) and The Case Study Solution is that they both require some sort of participation. This is an interesting concept because it means that you can do everything yourself. You can set up your own team, assign people to work on the case solutions you come up with, and run your business.
On the other hand, there are some cases where the people who were assigned to work on case studies did not participate at all. Most of these were legal cases where the people were not particularly motivated. In such cases, the case studies were very simple, easy to read, and worked very well.
Finally, I would like to say that I didn’t find the Case Study Solution, the Behavioural Insights Team, or The Case Study Solution to be completely useless. The Case Study Solution is excellent because it was exactly what I was looking for, but this is not what I’m really writing about here.
So, there you have it. Five similarities between Behavioural Insights Team (A) and The Case Study Solution.