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Evidence-Based Management

How to Use Evidence to Make Better Organizational Decisions

By Eric Barends, Denise M. Rousseau

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Decisions in businesses and organizations are too often based on fads, fashions and the success stories of famous CEOs. At the same time, traditional models and new cutting-edge solutions often fail to deliver on what they promise. This situation leaves managers, business leaders, consultants and policymakers with a profound challenge: how can we stay away from trends and quick fixes, and instead use valid and reliable evidence to support the organization? In response to this problem, evidence-based management has evolved with the goal of improving the quality of decision-making by using critically evaluated evidence from multiple sources - organizational data, professional expertise, stakeholder values and scientific literature. This book sets out and explains the specific skills needed to gather, understand and use evidence to make better-informed organizational decisions. Evidence-Based Management is a comprehensive guide that provides current and future managers, consultants and organizational leaders with the knowledge and practical skills to improve the quality and outcome of their decision-making. Online resources include case studies, exercises, lecture slides and further reading.

Product code: 9780749483746

ISBN 9780749483746
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H233xW158xS20
On Sale Date 03/09/2018
No. Of Pages 392
Publisher Kogan Page Ltd
Make better organizational decisions using data and evidence from sources both inside and outside your business