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At the Intersection of the Academy and Practice at Asbury Heights

John Zanardelli

in The Oxford Handbook of Evidence-Based Management

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199763986
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199763986.013.0011

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 At the Intersection of the Academy and Practice at Asbury Heights

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As a practicing evidence-based manager over the past two decades, I describe how my use of evidence has been shaped by my professional education and the nature of our organization, a residential care facility for the elderly. Practices I have found particularly valuable in promoting evidence use and good decision making include ongoing management development, regular readings by myself and direct reports of books and articles based on scientific evidence, use of logic models to lay out the critical information and assumptions relevant to managerial decisions, and quality relationships with local universities and their faculty. I also discuss the challenges of making decisions that are evidence based.

Keywords: evidence-based management practice; scientific evidence; logic models; practitioner-academic relationship; evidence-based management culture; leading an evidence-based organization

Article.  4958 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Organizational Psychology

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