Evidence-based practice – an fe3 mindstretch®podcast

We’re living in an era of ‘post-truth’, where evidence-based practice is optional. Here, popular opinion, propelled by emotion rather than logic, holds sway. Because organisations are not immune to this type of thinking, fe3 prides itself on supporting organisations to implement what works, rather than what is merely popular.

Recently, we ran a mindstretch® which discussed why the debate on evidence-based practice is important now. It considered how organisations make decisions on the management interventions they introduce, and the dangers of management fads. We also looked at ‘good’ evidence and how organisations can make better choices.

Our first mindstretch® podcast.

Now, after a bit of to-ing and fro-ing, we’ve created our first mindstretch® podcast. We hope there will be more to come.

Our guests discussed the importance of evidence when making business decisions. We don’t think that business uses it enough and therefore often makes the wrong decisions. This short snippet talks about ‘fake news’, management fads and a particular example from Save the Children.  It also offers an approach to using evidence effectively in making decisions in the future.

We’d like to thank Vic Langer, Director of Influencing and Operations at Save the Children, for her contribution, and to Neil Davey, for his technical help.

A champion of evidence

For many years, fe3 has been a champion of evidence.  Our mindstretch® sessions began in 2002 and we’ve debunked myths, exposed fads and hopefully stretched minds. We believe that as Oscar Wild said – ‘The truth is rarely pure and never simple.’

Because of this, we run mindstretch® sessions. These are events where our guests are asked to contribute their ideas, take part in the discussion and give their experiences. They offer participants a chance to get away from the phones and take some time concentrating on a specific aspect of organisations. Join our mailing list here!