I moved from industry to academia and from experience, effective decision-making is critical to succeed as a manager. In the business environment, players are confronted with a large number of variables that require them to think clearly and logically for best results.
A business school classroom offers various teaching formats but the case method is unparalleled because it situates and immerses participants in scenarios that allows them to make decisions as though they were really managers. As a facilitator, I prefer using cases to teach because they make knowledge transfer seamless. Case discussion is a co-creation method that makes participants and facilitators explore new frontiers of research.
One of our goals as a business school is to develop leaders and managers that are responsible and case discussions allow us to integrate the LBS values into teachings thus producing world-class, responsible and accountable managers and leaders.