Editor’s note: A simple way to break down evidence-based decision making here. I like the assumption that senior executives are paid to make decisions, so it follows they should know how to make good ones.
Editor’s note: Collecting the right data in the first place is going to be a key challenge for L&D professionals looking to build an evidence-based approach. Andy Wooler describes how his organisation is approaching the challenge.
Editor’s note: The Towards Maturity Benchmark 2015 is now open and is an opportunity for organisations to reflect on their L&D activities and compare what they do against peers and top learning companies in their sector. This piece sets the context around the need for an evidence-based approach to L&D.
Editor’s note: Evidence needn’t just apply to your own L&D initiatives, it can equally be applied to the theories that permeate L&D. Donald Taylor makes this point well and urges all L&D professionals to put evidence before learning myths.
Editor’s note: With the almost daily claims of neuroscientific research and the push for evidence of learning effectiveness, L&D professionals would be wise to know how to cast a critical eye over research. This article helps with that. Thanks to @owenferguson for sharing.