Category Archives for "Evidence-Based Practice"

The Key to Lean Management, and a lesson for any manager

The key to lean management

A new study looking at communication styles in successful and failed lean change events across a range of motor vehicle manufacturers is quite instructive and useful. So what is the key to lean management?   The essential factor of lean management The researchers from universities in Sweden and Canada observed the daily work practices in […]

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What organisational cultures work best in organisations using outsourced staff?

Outsourced staff

In the hotel trade, as with many other industries, outsourcing to smaller companies for certain roles is becoming increasingly common. The hospitality industry is unique in that much of its business is customer focused and, where staff rebel against their employers, the customers tend to get the brunt of the bad feeling. Outsourced staff tend […]

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How to make mergers and acquisitions work – a review of the research evidence

Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions are often seen as a desirable method of growing a business. However, many mergers and acquisitions fail to meet their desired outcomes and have in a number of cases resulted in disastrous consequences for the organisations concerned. As organisations grow and become more complex, mergers and acquisitions also become trickier to navigate.  […]

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Why evidence-based practice probably isn’t worth it…

problem with evidence-based

The evidence-based practice problem…   There is a big problem with evidence-based practice and why evidence-based practice isn’t worth it for most people… As a pedlar of evidence based practice this post hasn’t been an easy one to write but after years of work in this area, and having a service based around evidence based practice, I […]

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The 6 factors that ensure change success

The 6 important factors that ensure change success

How to ensure successful change – change management   Change management – The 6 important factors that ensure change success. We know that the claim that 70% of change programmes fail is false. However learning what can make change a better and more positive experience in organisations can only be a good thing. All too often organisations […]

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Evidence-based practice makes people more flexible and adaptable

How evidence-based practice makes people more adaptable

In last Thursday’s post What’s the difference between data and evidence? Evidence-based practice I made the statement that “you may be surprised to find that people also become much more adaptable and flexible as well” with evidence-based practice. Evidence-based people are more flexible and adaptable than fact based people How evidence-based practice makes people more […]

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How to get Research for Evidence Based Practice and Increase Your Credibility

Research for Evidence-Based Practice

Finding real research evidence for evidence-based practice – with ease For many businesses, organisations, coaches, consultants and HR, L&D and OD professionals The Oxford Review has become the trusted supplier of research for their evidence-based practice. What people get out of The Oxford Review As a direct result of the research briefings and evidence we […]

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Evidence Based Practice: From Theory to Reality

How to Impliment Evidence Based Practice

Evidence Based Practice The 2 things required to get it to work in an organisation The key requirement for deployment Evidence Based Practice has been around for over 30 years now, yet it has still to penetrate the culture of many organizations, even though it is used extensively in clinical and other professional arenas. A […]

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Making evidence-based practice work. Part 2 – solutions

This post follows on from the previous post Making evidence-based practice work: The 3 key challenges In this post I will look at what the research findings are: evidence-based solutions Solutions The researchers discovered that there are two primary pre-requisites for successful implementation of evidence-based practice: evidence-based solutions. Primary pre-requisites for successful implementation of evidence-based practice Management involvement […]

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Making evidence-based practice work: The 3 key challenges

In this two part posting I will look at some new research that looks at how to make and embed evidence based practice in your organisation. Part 1 The key challenges of evidence based practice (This Post) What is Evidence based practice New research The 3 key challenges Part 2 Solutions Many professions have moved […]

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