Gallanach Supports Evidence Based Management Practice

17 April 19

At Gallanach, we use the principles of evidence based management practice in all our work.


But what is evidence based management?


The Centre for Evidence Based Management defines it as follows.

“Evidence-based management is about making decisions through the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of the best available evidence from multiple sources by ….

  Asking: Translating a practical issue or problem into an answerable question
  Acquiring: Systematically searching and retrieving the evidence
  Appraising: Critically judging the trustworthiness and relevance of the evidence
  Aggregating: Weighing and and pulling together the evidence
  Applying: Incorporating the evidence in the decision-making process
  Assessing: Evaluating the outcome of the decision taken



… to increase the likelihood of a favorable outcome.”


We’ve blogged about what evidence based management means for HR practice here and here.


Science for Work provides great guidance on what HR management interventions really work.



Whilst working as a Partner at Foot Anstey, I worked with Norman on a number of projects, including a complex negotiation on a £multi-million, multi-stakeholder local authority contract. The whole collaboration benefitted from the fact that Norman knows how to listen to others and when to speak and act, and was always quick to grasp the technical detail of (often complex) issues and hone in on pragmatic, viable solutions. I can unequivocally say that whomever Norman works with is lucky to have his attention and his insights.  The fact that he’s a nice guy on top of that is a welcome bonus!

Al Goodwin – Head of Commercial, SC Group-Global Ltd