The HBR Case Solution is one of our most important components of case management, and it covers a lot of bases, and it covers them well. Each interview is unique and should be taken on its own merits. But the Case Study Solution is designed to cover all of these bases.
At times, when you’re trying to plan and organize a new case, you might find yourself asking, “What is the HBR Case Solution?” So we thought it would be helpful to lay out exactly what it is and why you need it. Now, some employers are really comfortable about explaining the process to anyone they encounter. In other words, the HBR Case Solution is a generalization that describes an answer to a particular problem, which might not be as easily described.
For example, consider the case of a seller who works with their designers on many different things. They don’t have any control over the dresses they give to the clients or the fashion week shows they attend. Their designers will do all the homework and try to create the perfect dresses.
But then they might also have to worry about the customer who doesn’t feel the same way, and they need a retailer who is prepared to help them sell their designer brand dresses to the customer. When this happens, they might want a Case Study Solution for those designers. As designers, designer clients would ask their design managers to provide their customers with a case to present to the designer. The designer might be prepared for such a situation and be able to help the customer with their case. But that designer still needs to create an affordable dress case and to explain to his or her designer what they are looking for.
If they were to come up with the right solution for a design manager, but didn’t explain the details of their case to their designer, then they would not be able to get that designer to help them sell their clothes. This might cause the designer to say, “Well, we don’t have the budget for that, so…” and then perhaps not sell their design to the customer.
And if your company came up with a case study solution for each department, you would find that your case manager didn’t have any idea about how to communicate to each department. So we’ll say that the Case Study Solution covers the department-to-department communication plan, and the department-to-designer communication plan.
The Design Manager always has a specific case that he or she is responsible for, and the Case Study Solution will help the Design Manager communicates and explains the basic case to their design team. Of course, the HBR Case Solution can also be applied to the Fashion Consultant.
A designer might come to a Fashion Consultant with a range of choices. These designers might have designers on their team, who they consider their best clients. Each designer might have a specialty, and they might be able to describe each one in great detail, but they won’t be able to communicate their client’s specific requirements.
As a result, the case study solution might say that they work with their clients to develop one Case Study Solution per year, to answer their specific requirements. Then there are two types of solutions for the Fashion Consultant. One is a short term solution, to answer only the client’s requirements and explain the basics of each.
Then there is the long term solution, which requires more detailed explanations and up front planning. and they might need to come up with a couple of Case Study Solutions for that process. They might take months to assemble a range of case studies, in order to generate the right answers for their client.