When leading a Company, or even a small sector within an enterprise, and assessing some challenges using the evidence-based principle and applying it efficiently, will most probably result to be a positive tool and foundation for future issues.
Evidence-Based Practice And Decision-Making
According to Barends (2014), “ Evidence from four sources should be taken into account: scientific literature, the organization, practitioners and stakeholders” (p. 6). The first source will be crucial support for managers, so they can recognize and learn from other companies that faced a similar concern. The organization will give all the possible information needed, through many channels and all levels, from customers to directors, everyone will be a determinant factor to the decision-making. This evidence will go through professionals with experience and knowledge to emit a judgment. Internal and external stakeholders will be the source to get everything together for getting the best possible outcome.
Critical Thinking And Misconceptions
Besides being careful of the information getting from all sources and evaluating their reliability, a manager should focus on facts and solid evidence that lack of subjectivity, doubts and poor-quality details. Critical appraise must be the main factor when judging all statements and every fact around an implementation.
Misconceptions could be important barriers when applying evidence-based practices. Although the name itself could evoke numbers and statistics, managers should also consider the professional experience and critical thinking, stop form rushing and stop looking to all those evidence needed to evaluate the problem form scientific and in-house facts to get to the best-desired solution.
04 -2019 Article for Livingston Research
Barends, E., Rousseau, D. M. & Briner, C. B. (2014). Evidence-Based Management The Basic Principles. Center for Evidence-Based Management. Pages 1-17