Organizational change and development: the case for evidence-based practice
AuthorsHamlin, Robert G.
EditorsHamlin, R. G.
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AbstractThis chapter first discusses the complexities of change in organizations and why so many OCD programs fail and makes the case for change agents to become evidence-based in their change agency practice. The author then offers a definition of evidence-based organizational change and development (EBOCD) and outlines the types of “best evidence” that can be used to inform and shape the formulation and implementation of OCD strategies and to critically evaluate the associated processes and change agency practices. Various distinctive evidence-based initiatives for OCD are discussed and several case examples from the United Kingdom are presented. The chapter closes with a discussion of the specific merits of “design science,” “professional partnership” research, and “replication” research
CitationHamlin, R. G. (2018) 'Organizational change and development: the case for evidence-based practice', in Hamlin, R. G., Ellinger, A. and Jones, J. (2018) Evidence-based initiatives for organizational change and development. Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global, pp. 1-29.
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