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Transformative HR: How Great Companies Use Evidence-Based Change for Sustainable Advantage by Ravin Jesuthasan, John W. Boudreau

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CHAPTER 1

INFORMATION OVERLOAD OR PERSUASIVE ANALYTICS?

Logic-driven analytics, the first principle of evidence-based change, is about identifying the most pivotal issues that an organization needs to focus on and then using robust analysis to describe those issues as well as the likely outcomes from addressing them. The use of logic-driven analytics also ensures commonality in the frameworks and mental models used in analyzing issues and defining success.

Not long ago, it was widely agreed that a lack of metrics hindered the HR profession’s ability to demonstrate its value, influence key decision makers, and uncover insights into the effects of human capital on strategic success. Today—according to Boudreau and Ramstad (2007), and as observed ...

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