Think like a Scientist!

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At the Future Work Centre we use a scientific approach to explore the world of work and help organisations and individuals make better, more evidence-based decisions. This means combining a scientific mind-set and a questioning outlook with several other ‘ingredients’ to improve decision-making and challenge misleading claims or organisational myths.

We weigh up the available evidence and apply it in the context we work in.

We challenge simple answers to complex problems and consider the risk of unintended consequences when we take action.

In this paper we take a more in depth look at evidence-based practice, what it means and how it can be practically applied in organisations to help make better decisions and investments about people at work.

About The Future Work Centre

Our mission is to make work better for everyone, now and in the future. We want to examine what evidence there is for the advice that people and organisations are offered about work. And we want to know whether that advice works. Put simply, we want to find out what works, in what way, and for whom.

We know that high-quality research about people and work is already being carried out in academia, but often it’s difficult to access or understand. This means organisations and the wider public fail to benefit from these powerful insights. We aim to bridge this gap.

We believe the science of occupational psychology, underpinned by evidence-based practice, has never been more relevant to individuals, organisations and society as a whole.

We’re working to achieve a number of important objectives:

  • To work with organisations helping them make better decisions and investments about their employees.
  • To help the public understand the value of occupational psychology, an evidence-based approach and how they can apply its lessons to their own experience of work.
  • To engage and inspire the general public by openly sharing our research and actionable insights
  • To campaign and lobby for change where the evidence supports this.

Claire Rahmatallah, Managing Director, The Future Work Centre LTD

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