Structuring refers to the systematic breaking down of a complex problem, in order to logically and effectively get to a resolution.

Being able to tackle problems in this manner is a critical part of a consultant’s toolkit, so convincing your interviewer that you have this skill is crucial in handling almost any case question successfully. It is therefore worth investing significant time in.

A good way to go about this is to learn a concrete approach that will ensure that you can structure a case of any type without running off on a tangent or forgetting any key aspect of the problem. For this, we have developed what we call the “IDEAS test”, a checklist which will help you make sure that the structure you come up with is effective.

To access this checklist, plus see how it is applied to an example case, simply watch the video below.


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