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Making organisations more effective: The problem of academic – practitioner distance

Academic - Practitioner Distance

There is no doubt that our universities conduct valuable and useful research that can help organisations become much more effective. In fact they produce lots of useful research that organisations could use. As the call more more evidence based practice increases, and with good reason, a rather large problem arises. Hardly anyone outside of academia has access to the […]

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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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The devastating effects of opinion-based decisions

opinion-based decisions

There are two types of decisions made in organisations on a daily basis. The vast majority of decisions are opinion-based decisions even though most people think they are making evidence-based decisions. A paper I was reading yesterday as part of some research I am conducting on learned helpless for my next book, showed a heartbreaking […]

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Evidence-based practice

Evidence-based practice

Evidence-based practice (EBP) refers to the systematic process where-by decisions are made and actions or activities are undertaken using the best evidence available. The aim of evidence-based practice is to remove as far as possible, subjective opinion, unfounded beliefs, or bias from decisions and actions in organisations. Evidence for decisions comes from various sources: Peer-reviewed research Work-based trial […]

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The counter-intuitive side of evidence-based practice

The counter-intuitive side of evidence-based decision making

What is evidence-based decision-making? It may not be what you think? The counter-intuitive side of evidence-based practice. Opinion-based decisions When people make decisions about things on a daily basis, for example, what eat or what to wear, they usually do so based on their own opinions, likes, dislikes, personal taste, habits and a range of other […]

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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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What’s the difference between data and evidence? Evidence-based practice

data v evidence. That the difference is between data and evidence and why it matters

Data v Evidence Data Not so fast Evidence Does it matter? A test of evidence-based practice Hypothesis The crux of the matter between data v evidence is this… Summary Data v evidence Data v evidence: This is the first article in a series about evidence-based practice. In this post, I look at the critical difference […]

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