A real life case where one Senior Divisional Manager could convert every adversity into opportunity and transform a low performing and notorious Division into a well disciplined and high performing Division achieving high growth in all key result areas consistently for three consecutive years – that too despite his serious physical ailments. Shri B.K. was posted as Senior Divisional Manager of Tanjore Division of LIC, South Zone. The Division was biggest in the Zone in geographical area and in terms of number of branches.
A rural division in Central Tamilnadu’s predominantly agricultural belt it was considered to bea “backward” Division in terms of productivity of sales personnel and in terms of new business. But the Division was ‘well known’ for various other reasons. There was a strong and militant trade union who had a strong hold over the staff, a ‘strong’ and militant agents union who regularly threatened the management and enforced their will on the Branch Managers and Divisional Management. Keep reading…
Healthcare is a highly complex industry with a diverse set of people– from physicians to business and financial staff to technology experts—who increasingly depend on healthcare it. They all want to learn from one another on central issues such as how to deliver consistent, high-quality care, maintain patient privacy, and address industry challenges.
As a top tier vendor to the healthcare community, Allscripts understood bringing this community together was both a challenge and an opportunity. Allscripts had the vision for change—how to reduce healthcare costs, unite the industry, and create the largest and most valuable community of healthcare providers and staff. Jive provided the path to make this vision a thriving reality. Keep reading…
A Case Study about Self-Interest on Mutual Fund Management
Abstract: Previous research has concluded that mutual funds’ clients do have asymmetric performance reactions. Such behavior gives the fund manager the opportunity to optimize the fund’s own interests. Using a unique database from a financial system wherein commercial interests, investment banking and portfolio management are concentrated in the same banking group, we show that mutual funds tend to exhibit biased portfolios, i.e., financial assets of the group’s parent company outweigh other financial asset holdings.
This cannot be explained by performance, risk or securities’ characteristics, and is consistent with the hypothesis of the existence of self-interest on mutual fund management. read more in Self-Interest on Mutual Fund Management..
A case study is a story about something unique, special, or interesting stories can be about individuals, organizations, processes, programs, neighborhoods, institutions, and even events. The case study gives the story behind the result by capturing what happened to bring it about, and can be a good opportunity to highlight a project’s success, or to bring attention to a particular challenge or difficulty in a project.
Cases might be selected because they are highly effective, not effective, representative, typical, or of special interest. A few examples of case study topics are provided below the case studies would describe what happened when, to whom, and with what consequences in each case.
A Case Study about Growing Rural Innovation-Based Economies: Kansas Opportunity Innovation Network
This case study describes work being done by an Economic Development Administration designated University Center, Economic Development Districts and other partners to increase the number of globally competitive products and services produced in Kansas rural communities, presenting detailed analysis and steps undertaken by economic development partners. For more detailed steps conducted through the process, see the accompanying special report.
Economic Development Districts: economic Development Districts (eDDs) are multi-county regions designated and funded by the u.S. Department of commerce’s economic Development Administration (eDA). they are responsible for conducting regional strategic planning by developing the comprehensive economic Development Strategy (ceDS), which is produced every five years and updated annually by eDDs to stimulate and guide the economic development efforts of a community or region according to its unique needs.
The Education sector in India is poised at a crucial stage in its growth. India’s demographic advantage of having a large population of youth, coupled with low gross enrolment ratios, presents a huge opportunity to education sector play.
Education is a reasonable good indicator of development in the society. The word ‘education’ implies the characteristics of both type of knowledge material as well as spiritual. Mahatma Gandhi said that”Education is a means for all round drawing out of the best in child and man-body, mind and spirit”.
The Problem: Non-Production Procurement (NPP), at Xerox, covers all purchases of supplies other than supplies used in the actual production of copying machines. Thus, all office supplies, from desks and personal computers to pencils and stationary comes under the category of non-production procurement. In early 1994, Xerox was spending about $4.3 billion dollars a year on NPP. Xerox realized that the redesign of this process represented a major opportunity to save money.
A Study about Framework for Waste Prevention in Northern Ireland
This Framework for Waste Prevention, developed by the Department of the Environment, Environment & Heritage Service, collates the ﬁndings of the stakeholder engagement/ consultation process carried out by the National Resource Waste Forum.October 2004 marked the beginning of the waste prevention consultation process.
A total of 600 key stakeholders were invited to take part, representing all sectors in Northern Ireland. The process included the circulation of a questionnaire and supporting information in February 2005 followed by workshops in April 2005. Four well attended workshops, provided the opportunity for discussion on possible policy measures and action which would result in the prevention of waste in Northern Ireland.
Introduction: Aunique opportunity takenby Tamworth-based digital data services provider, Disklabs has seen them win over£350,000 of new business in a six month period.This includes the re-manufacturingof the storagesystems and re-selling them into the second usermarket.
Clients are already taking advantage of this industry breakthrough and bene fitting from the security of government Certified Data Erasure of their customer’s sensitive data, along with the introduction of a new revenue stream. Harlan Simpson, Operations Director at Disk labs, believes the initial interest is just the start of things to come.
Introduction: Bahlsen Group is a baker of sweet biscuits. The company dates back to 1889 in Hannover, Germany. Its products are available in 80 countries worldwide. Its top brands are Bahlsen sweet biscuits, cakes and seasonal biscuits, as well as Leibniz snacks. In 2007, Bahlsen had net sales of €479 million. Because of the seasonal and impulse nature of its products, Bahlsen had struggled with its promotions.
The Challenge: In Germany, the Bahlsen brand stands for quality; one in every three biscuit lovers reaches for Bahlsen. As a result, Bahlsen Germany sold 100 million packages of sweet biscuits in 2007, enjoyed a market share of 17.6% and had 100% brand awareness. Despite strong brands and growth (4.6% sales growth from 2006 to 2007), Bahlsen saw the opportunity to improve various aspects of how it executes promotions with German retailers..