Dr Akin Oparison

LBS Faculty

Dr Akin Oparison

A case gives individuals new dimensions to solving a problem. Participants find case discussions relevant because it allows them to view situations from fresh angles, thereby helping them to gain insights on solving challenges they may face at work or in their personal lives.
The case study is a powerful teaching tool because it helps people to question their assumptions, challenge each other constructively and enrich learning. People face problems that may have been averted if they had to review the situations with other individuals who may have had similar experiences. Case discussions encourage the laying out of multiple approaches to solving problems.
Cases have always been part of our lives, but we never considered them as important. For example, folktales told to children to drive home a moral point have shaped how adults got children to grow up to be responsible.
Over the years, I have also learned from cases. In my book ‘Get in Shape for your Leadership Brand’, every chapter begins with a case and people who have read it have commented about its significance.

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