Zagreb, 14 – 15 March 2016: Seven cross-functional teams from FINA, T-HT, CEMEX, KONČAR, HEP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and INA spent two intense days competing in the IEDC Case Study Competition Croatia.
The topic of the 9th edition of the CSC was decision-making and leadership. The case was selected by Dr. Nenad Filipović, MBA Project Director and Academic Director of the IEDC – Bled School of Management, who keeps a close contact with business practices through his work at the IEDC as well as his advisory services to a number of international companies and serving as a personal mentor to more than 40 CEOs in Central Europe. Besides Dr. Filipović, a tough CSC jury this year was joined by IEDC EMBA alumni: Mr. Ante Sarjanović, Mireo d.d., Chief Business Development Officer and Ms. Maja Kuzmanović, ARHIGRUPA, Founder and Managing Partner.
Participants had an excellent opportunity to learn the ropes and challenges that top managers and leaders of the companies face every day.
»This competition was really a great experience. Even though we work in open-concept offices, so intensively we have never worked together before. We have truly connected as a team. We have learned a lot and above all we did also have a lot of fun. We are very proud of winning this competition, as all the team were preparing great solutions. Thank you, IEDC!« commented Tajana Hašperger, Dunja Kvitek, Lovro Međurečan, Lara Sučić and Antonija Porobija from the winning team of HP Enterprise.
The winning team was awarded by a three-day MBA course to be held in September 2016 at the IEDC-Bled School of Management. They will also have a chance to compete for an ultimate prize at the Global Case Study Competition against the winners coming from other countries.
The Case Study Competition was followed by well attended open lecture „ Making decisions under pressure: leadership and ethical considerations” by Dr. Nenad Filipović, who through an interactive session helped participants look at why and how we establish conditions in our organizations increasing likelihood of “wrong” decisions.