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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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Introduction

The Promise of Evidence-Based Change

Evidence-based change is a mind-set and approach to making HR decisions. In evidence-based change, the principles covered in the first five chapters of this book are combined with a robust change-management process to ensure a sustainable competitive advantage for the organization.

The thinking behind evidence-based change was inspired in part by the evidence-based movement in medicine. That movement came about after medical researchers noticed that doctors, despite a vast amount of available medical research, were treating disease in idiosyncratic ways. They were using their own preferred treatments even when there was solid scientific evidence that other treatments were more effective. The ...

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